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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

Sunday 26 August: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Hor Rajab.

Tuz Khurmato: 1 killed by gunmen; 1 body found.

Abu Sidon: 1 woman killed by mortar shell.

Saturday 25 August: 4 killed

Mansur: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen in Sadr City and Bob al-Sham.

Karbala: 1 killed by gunmen.

Friday 24 August: 3 killed

Wasit: 1 killed by gunmen.

Abu Najm: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.


Thursday 23 August: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Diyala Bridge.

Wednesday 22 August: 2 killed

Shirqat: 1 journalist killed by suicide bomber at checkpoint.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 21 August: 1 killed

Basra: 1 child killed by a landmine.

Monday 20 August: 10 killed

Mosul: 7 bodies found; 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Kanaan: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Saba Qusour.