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 30 November: 28 killed.

Mosul: 15 children killed trying to escape; 12 killed by mortars.
Muqdadiya: 1 mukhtar by gunfire.


NOVEMBER TOTAL: 1,612 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Tuesday 29 November: 70 killed

Mosul: 27 executed; 16 by coalition air strikes.
Rawa: 10 by coalition air strikes.
Qayyarah: 12 bodies found.
Kirkuk: 4 by IED.
Baghdadi: 1 child by IED.

Monday 28 November : 9 killed

Samarra: 5 by suicide bombers.
Baghdad: 2 by car bomb.
Shirqat: 2 policemen by mortars.

Sunday 27 November: 50 killed.

Mosul: 28 by mortars; 15 executed.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire; 1 body.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire; 1 executed.

Saturday 26 November: 32 killed.

Mosul: 16 killed by mortars; 14 by coalition air strike.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.

Friday 25 November: 4 killed.

Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Jalawla: 2 children by IED.

Thursday 24 November: 121 killed

Shomeli: 80 killed by truck bomb.
Mosul: 24 by mortars; 6 family members executed; 6 killed by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 3 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.