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 16 November: 53 killed.

Mosul: 40 executed.
Baghdad: 13 by IEDs, gunfire.

Sunday 15 November: 181 killed, found in mass grave

Mosul: 73 executed.
Sinjar: 50 bodies in mass grave.
Tal Afar: 20 executed.
Tuz Khurmato: 16 in clashes.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Amiriyat al-Fallujah: 3 in mortar attack.
Tuz: 2 by snipers.
Taji: 1 body.
Mahmudiya: 1 by gunfire; 2 by AED.
Madain: 3 by gunfire.
Baiji: 1 body.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.

Saturday 14 November: 119 killed, or in mass graves.

Sinjar: 100 bodies found in two mass graves in areas liberated from the IS.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire.
Wajihiya: 5 by IEDs.
Tarmiya: 1 by gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 1 body.
Al-Zour: 1 by gunfire.
Madain: 1 by AED.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.
Mansuriya: 1 body.
Najaf: 1 body.
Latifiya: 1 by gunfire.

Friday 13 November: 51 killed.

Baghdad: 32 by suicide bomber, IEDs and gunfire; 2 bodies.
Sinjar: 10 executed.
Baaj: 4 executed.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Hibhib: 1 lawyer by gunfire.

Thursday 12 November: 13 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire.
Tuz Khurmato: 5 in clashes.
Tuz: 1 doctor by gunfire.

Wednesday 11 November: 109 killed

Mosul: 7 family members in coalition air strike; 60 executed.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Tal Afar: 7 in coalition air strikes; 1 executed.
Hawija: 15 in Iraqi army air strikes.
Albu Fahad: 5 family members in booby-trapped house.
Shirqat: 1 by gunfire; 1 executed.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED.
Basra: 2 by gunfire.

Tuesday 10 November: 19 killed

Baghdad: 16 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Alexandria: 1 body.
Al-Salam: 1 by IED.