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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

Friday 26 January: 21 killed

Riyadh: 17 bodies found in mass grave.

Tarmiya: 2 killed by IED.

Qara Taba: 2 bodies found.

Thursday 25 January: 15 killed

Mosul: 8 bodies found in mass grave.

Baghdad: 2 brothers shot by unknown gunmen in Talbieh;
1 killed by IED in Fadhiliya;
1 body found.

Zammar: 1 child by IED.

Basra: 2 killed by gunmen in Zubayr and Karma Ali.

Wednesday 24 January: 11 killed

Mosul: 5 bodies found with signs of torture near the airport.

Baiji: 2 children killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Abu Ghraib;
1 body found in Radwaniya.

Dohuk: 1 killed by Turkish air strikes.

Basra: 1 by gunmen.

Tuesday 23 January: 26 killed

Qayyarah: 20 bodies found in mass grave.

Mosul: 2, mother and daughter, killed by IED;
1, former army officer, killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunfire in Duanem.

Yusufiya: 1 by IED near market.

Monday 22 January: 13 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by unknown gunmen in Ma'alam;
2 bodies found in Sadr City and Amin.

Rawah: 2 killed in booby-trapped house.

Basra: 1 killed by unknown gunmen.

Dolmreh: 5 bodies found, all members of a family.

Sulaimaniya: 1 body found burnt.

Rifai: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Sunday 21 January: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunfire in Husseiniya;
1 killed by gunfire in Qahira.

Erbil: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Hamam al-Alil: 1 body found with torture marks and gunshot wounds.

Saturday 20 January: 5 killed

Hamam al-Alil: 2 policemen killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 in armed attack.

Madain: 1 by IED.

Baghdad: 1 by IED in al-Rashid.