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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

Wednesday 21 November: 6 killed

Ameri: 3 bodies found; the bodies belonged to fishermen previously abducted.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Kirkuk: 1 killed by IED.

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen in Awainat.

Tuesday 20 November: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in the north.

Monday 19 November: 5 killed

Hilla: 3 bodies found.

Mosul: 2 policemen killed by gunmen in Makhmour.

Sunday 18 November: 8 killed

Tikrit: 5 killed by car bomb.

Taji: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Mashtal.

Qayyarah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 17 November: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Nahrawan.

Nasiriya: 1 body found.

Friday 16 November: 4 killed

Hilla: 2 killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 cleric killed by gunmen.

Abu Saida: 1 mukhtar's son killed by gunmen.

Thursday 15 November: 4 killed

Dohuk: 1 killed by Turkish airstrike.

Abu Saida: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Ur.

Mosul: 1 killed by IED in Badush.