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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 27 October: 7 killed

Hilla: 7 demonstrators killed.

Saturday 26 October: 23 killed

Dhi Qar: 4 demonstrators killed and burnt;
1 government employee shot and killed during demonstration.

Baghdad: 3 demonstrators killed.

Nasiriyah: 2 demonstrators killed;
1 paramedic killed while treating injured demonstrators.

Maysan: 4 demonstrators killed.

Basra: 5 demonstrators killed.

Hilla: 3 demonstrators killed.


Friday 25 October: 58 killed.

Baghdad: 8 demonstrators killed.

Maysan: 9 demonstrators killed.

Muthanna: 1 demonstrator killed.

Nasiriyah: 12 demonstrators killed;
1 man killed by gunmen.

Basra: 5 demonstrators killed;
2 injured demonstrators killed inside hospital.

Diwaniya: 12 demonstrators killed and burnt inside building.

Hilla: 7 demonstrators killed by Badr militia.

Abu Said: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 24 October: 9 killed

Kharnabat: 1 body found.

Khazir: 2 killed by IED.

Al-Mahwala: 3 (former head of Abu Saida district, his son and another relative) killed in armed attack.

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen.

Arab Sulaiman: 1 boy killed in ISIS attack on his house.

Diyala: 1 sheikh killed.

Wednesday 23 October: 8 killed

Maraqa: 1 mukhtar killed in ISIS attack.

Riyadh: 3 killed by IED.

Kahla: 4 killed in clashes.

Tuesday 22 October: 6 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Saba Qusour

Samarra: 5 policemen killed in ISIS ambush

Monday 21 October: 3 killed

Alias: 2 security members killed by gunmen and IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.