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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

Monday 20 November: 1 killed

Hilla: 1 lawyer killed by gunmen.

Sunday 19 November: 1 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 15 November: 1 killed

Kirkuk: 1 man killed in explosion.

Monday 13 November: 1 killed

Qara Ghouliyah: 1 teenage girl shot in the head.

Thursday 9 November: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 lawyer stabbed in Doura;
1 Interior Ministry employee killed in Canan road.

Wednesday 8 November: 2 killed

Basra: 2 killed in armed attack.

Tuesday 7 November: 2 killed

Karbala: 2 killed by gunmen.