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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 6 December: 5 killed

Mosul: 3 bodies found under rubble.

Yusufiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Husseiniya.

Friday 1 December: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 30 November: 13 killed

Al-Umraniyah: 11 killed in IED explosion and armed attack.

Garmah Bani Saeed: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Nasiriyah: 1 protester killed by gunfire.


Monday 27 November: 3 killed

Basra: 1 young man killed by gunmen on a motorcycle.

Baghdad: 1 child killed by gunfire in Sadr City;
1 killed by hand grenade in Baladiyat.

Sunday 26 November: 2 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 17-year-old boy killed by gunmen;
1 man in his 40s killed by gunmen.

Saturday 25 November: 1 killed

Souq Al-Shuyoukh: 1 tribal sheikh killed by gunmen.

Thursday 23 November: 1 killed

Khalis: 1 woman killed in honour-based violence.