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Iraq Body Count (IBC) is an analytical project, not a news portal. Our procedure is to collect and reconcile every available, distinct report about each incident. For larger events, stories may run into the dozens and continue to emerge for days or weeks. This, and the inexorable rise in daily violent incidents, means that there is a considerable gap between the initial reporting of events and their first appearance in the IBC database.

However, we obtain an early impression of events within about 48 hours of first reports. This page provides our news gatherer's account of such recent events, but please keep in mind that these are not our final database entries. Rather, they should be considered an early update on civilian casualties.

Recent Events

Monday 19 September: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Al-Shaab;
1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Al-Baaj: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 18 September: 4 killed

Diwaniyah: 1 man is tortured to death by Popular Mobilisation;
1 young man is killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body is found in Madain.

Qalaat: 1 man's body is found.

Saturday 17 September: 1 killed

Al-Hayy: 1 body of school principal Hamid Oqab found with gunshot wounds, after IS attack.

Friday 16 September: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 man's body is found in Radwaniyah.

Tarmiyah: 1 man, Abdul Rahman Shahada Saleh Al-Mashhadani, is killed in armed attack by IS.

Thursday 15 September: 3 killed

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Qalaat Sukkar: 1 man's body is found.

Tarmiyah: 1 woman is killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 13 September: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 man's body is found at Al-Amil.

Monday 12 September: 2 killed

Tal-Afar: 1 body of man in his 50s is found.

Baghdad: 1 body is found at Al-Buaitha.