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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

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.

Wednesday 14 November: 4 killed

Baghdad: 2 bodies found.

Basra: 2 killed in clashes.

Tuesday 13 November: 2 killed

Babil: 1 killed by gunmen.

Qayyarah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Monday 12 November: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Saba al-Bour;
1 body found in Shula;
1 body found in Rusafa.

Diwaniya: 1 body found.

Sunday 11 November: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Nahrawan.

Saadiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Kirkuk: 1 shepherd killed by IED.


Mosul: 1 body found, of woman previously abducted and tortured.