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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

Thursday 2 July: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Madain.

Tuesday 30 June: 4 killed

Mosul: 4 bodies found.


Sunday 28 June: 4 killed

Mosul: 4 bodies found.

Saturday 27 June: 4 killed

Al-Mukhisa: 3 policemen killed in IS attack on security point.

Kut: 1 senior police officer killed in drive-by shooting outside police station.

Friday 26 June: 1 killed

Abu Saida: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Thursday 25 June: 1 killed

Sulaymaniyah: 1 killed by Turkish airstrike.

Wednesday 24 June: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman killed by gunmen.

Al-Shanafiya: 1 killed in clashes.