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

Friday 27 November: 15 killed.

Baghdad: 9 killed by IED, mortars, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Tarmiya: 1 body.
Basra: 1 body.
Mosul: 1 executed.

Thursday 26 November: 11 killed

Baghdad: 11 killed by IEDs.

Wednesday 25 November: 81 killed

Mosul: 28 children killed in French air strike; 11 executed.
Badush: 25 executed.
Baghdad: 11 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Madain: 4 by car bomb.

Tuesday 24 November: 10 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs and gunfire; 2 bodies.
Kirkuk: 1 body.

Monday 23 November: 30 killed.

Hawija: 10 executed.
Mosul: 10 in coalition air strikes ( Nov 19)
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Madain: 2 by IED.
Tikrit: 1 in clashes.

Sunday 22 November: 37 killed

Baghdad: 6 by gunfire, IEDs; 6 bodies.
Mosul: 12 university students executed.
Qayyarah: 7 by IED.
Saba al-Bour: 2 by IED.
Tal Afar: 2 executed.
Latifiya: 1 by gunfire.
Alexandria: 1 body.

Saturday 21 November: 15 killed

Baghdad: 10 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Habbaniyah: 1 child by mortars.
Mahmudiya: 1 body.
Yusufiya: 1 by gunfire.