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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

Wednesday 13 October: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 policeman killed by gunmen at checkpoint.

Sunday 10 October: 2 killed

Sharqat: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sateeh Al-Rashad: 1 policeman killed in IS attack.

Saturday 9 October: 2 killed

Sulaymaniya: 1 woman killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Diwaniya: 1 protester's body found 4 days after he'd gone missing.

Thursday 7 October: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body of 5-year-old girl found with marks of torture and suffocation.

Baiji: 1 child killed by hand grenade thrown at election rally.

Tuesday 5 October: 2 killed

Baquba: 1 security member killed by gunmen.

Maysan: 1 killed by gunfire.

Monday 4 October: 3 killed

Hilla: 1 young man's body found.

Muqdadiya: 1 athlete killed in IS attack.

Kanaan: 1 fisherman's body found 4 days after being abducted by IS.

Sunday 3 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 elderly man killed by IS.