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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 3 December: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 protester killed.

Fallujah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Kirkuk: 1 body found.

Monday 2 December: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 lawyer killed by gunmen in Zaafaraniya;
1 protester, a teenage girl, found murdered;
1 body found in Taji.

Basra: 1 protester killed.

Dhi Qar: 1 protester killed.

Sunday 1 December: 7 killed

Kanaan: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Nahrawan;
1 protester killed in Al-Ahrar Bridge.

Najaf: 1 5-year-old girl killed during demonstration.

Kirkuk: 2 bodies found;
1 woman was kidnapped and burnt.

Saturday 30 November: 3 killed

Najaf: 3 demonstrators killed.


Friday 29 November: 16 killed

Nasiriya: 15 demonstrators killed.

Maysan: 1 demonstrator killed.

Thursday 28 November: 73 killed

Najaf: 45 demonstrators killed after attack on Iranian Consulate.

Nasiriya: 24 demonstrators killed.

Baghdad: 4 demonstrators killed in Tahrir, Al-Sink, Al-Jumuniya and Al-Khalani.

Wednesday 27 November: 5 killed

Baghdad: 2 demonstrators killed at Al-Ahrar Bridge.

Basra: 1 tribal elder killed by gunmen.

Daquq: 2 (husband and wife) killed in IS attack.