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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

Tuesday 10 December: 12 killed

Fallujah: 10 bodies found in mass grave.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shula;
1 activist killed by gunmen in Shaab.

Monday 9 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Bayaa.

Shura: 1 child killed by IED.

Sunday 8 December: 4 killed

Karbala: 1 activist killed by gunmen.

Sayyid Dahab: 3 bodies found in mass grave.

Saturday 7 December: 2 killed.

Baquba: 1 farmer killed in armed attack by IS.

Kanaan: 1 student killed by gunmen.

Friday 6 December: 29 killed

Baghdad: 25 protesters killed by gunmen at al-Khilani Square.

Kirkuk: 2 policemen killed by IED.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Thursday 5 December: 5 killed.

Dhi Qar: 2 protesters killed.

Mosul: 1 man killed by IED;
1 man killed by gunmen.

Baquba: 1 policeman killed in armed attack at checkpoint.

Wednesday 4 December: 7 killed

Al Dibs: 1 killed by IED.

Dhi Qar: 1 protester killed.

Mandali: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Umm Qasr: 3 protesters killed.