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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 3 March: 5 killed

Dhi Qar: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found in Kamaliyah.

Khanaqin: 1 woman killed in 'honour killing'.

Bahhab: 1 woman killed in 'honour killing'.

Thursday 29 February: 1 killed

Kirkuk: 1 man killed by gunmen.


Wednesday 28 February: 1 killed

Al-Mushbak: 1 body found.

Monday 26 February: 2 killed

Basra: 1 woman's body found.

Baghdad: 1 body of an Egyptian national found in Al-Saadoun street.

Sunday 25 February: 4 killed

Amarah: 1 woman killed by gunmen.

Baquba: 1 bus driver killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City;
1 body found.

Saturday 24 February: 2 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed in clan conflict in New Baghdad.

Friday 23 February: 2 killed

Kut: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Madain: 1 woman killed.