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 7 December:124 killed.

Qaim: 120 by air strikes.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs.

Tuesday 6 December: 23 killed

Mosul: 21 by bus bomb.
Kirkuk: 1 journalist by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.

Monday 5 December : 23 killed

Hawija: 11 executed.
Hamam al-Alil: 6 bodies.
Mosul: 3 by mortars.
Baghdad: 3 bodies.

Sunday 4 December: 20 killed.

Shirqat: 12 policemen in raids.
Hawija: 6 elderly people from lack of medicine.
Latifiya: 1 body.
Abu Saida: 1 policeman by gunfire.

Saturday 3 December: 53 killed.

Mosul: 24 by car bomb.
Baghdad: 8 by car bomb, IED.
Al Qaim: 21 by coalition air strike.

Friday 2 December: 1 killed

Amarah: 1 by gunfire.

Thursday 1 December: 26 killed

Mosul: 3 by mortars.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 1 body.
Albu Bali: 2 engineers by IEDs.
Dohuk: 1 photojournalist.
Salahuddin: 1 woman in pit.
Al Qaim: 15 by coalition air strike.