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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

Sunday 20 December: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 man's body found in Jamia.

Saturday 19 December: 2 killed

Al-Wajihiya: 1 woman's body found.

Sulaymaniya: 1 young man's body found.

Friday 18 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Latifiya;
1 candidate in the upcoming parliamentary elections killed.

Thursday 17 December: 1 killed

Hilla: 1 policeman's body found.

Wednesday 16 December: 1 killed

Amara: 1 university professor killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 15 December: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 activist killed by gunmen in New Baghdad:
1 body found in Diyala Bridge;
1 owner of shop selling alcohol in Jurf al-Naddaf.

Khalis: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Monday 14 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman killed by gunmen in Habibiya.

Kufa: 1 policeman killed by IS gunmen.