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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

Saturday 5 March: 1 killed

Hawija: 1 5-year-old boy killed in IED explosion.

Thursday 3 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Hamidiya.

Wednesday 2 March: 1 killed

Muthanna: 1 19-year-old shepherd killed in IED explosion.

Friday 25 February: 1 killed

Al-Rutba: 1 killed in IS attack.


FEBRUARY TOTAL: 45 civilians and 80 combatants killed.

Thursday 24 February: 1 killed

Hilla: 1 young man stabbed.

Wednesday 23 February: 3 killed

Kut: 3 killed

Tuesday 22 February: 1 killed

Sharqat: 1 woman's body found in Tigris river.