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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

Monday 23 April: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Sunday 22 April: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Arab Jabour;
1 body found in Amin.

Saturday 21 April: 3 killed

Mirbat: 2 killed by IEDs.

Mosul: 1 by gunmen in Al-Ajaj.

Friday 20 April: 80 killed

Mosul: 60 bodies found in mass grave, shot in the head;
19 bodies pulled from rubble;
1 other body found in Al-Atashana.

Thursday 19 April: 4 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Khanaqin: 2 bodies found, of a teacher and a taxi driver that had been abducted.

Sansel: 1 killed by IED.

Wednesday 18 April: 1 killed

Baiji: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Tuesday 17 April: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 1 body found.