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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 5 December: 15 killed

Mosul: 6 family members, father, grandmother and four children, killed after returning to booby-trapped home; 1 imam by gunmen.

Khuzifi village: 5 killed by gunfire, including mayor.

Baghdad: 1 killed in IED explosion in Abu Ghraib; 1 Ministry of Electricity employee by AED under his car in Rashad.

Basra: 1 by gunfire in Karma.

Monday 4 December: 11 killed

Mosul: 5 bodies found under rubble; 1 woman killed by IED.

Mount Asus: 3 Kurds killed by Turkish shelling.

Baghdad: 1 killed in IED explosion in Dora.

Basra: 1 died in shooting by unknown gunmen.

Sunday 3 December: 15 killed

Qara Taba: 2 bodies found.

Mosul: 1 body found under rubble.

Ramadi: 1 policeman's body found after abduction.

Nasiriya: 1 killed in random shooting.

Baquba: 1 by IED.

Tarmiya: 1 killed in IED explosion.

Abbasiya: 3 farmers by IED.

Jalawla: 2 bodies found.

Mahmudiya: 3 killed by IED.

Saturday 2 December: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed when IED exploded in market in Rasheed; 1 killed by unknown gunmen.

Taji: 1 young man's body found in river Tigris with gunshot wounds.

Friday 1 December: 29 killed

Rawa: 25 killed in bomb explosions.

Ramadi: 1 body of abducted man found in river.

Madain: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by AED.

Daquq: 1 youth killed in drive-by shooting.

Thursday 30 November: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found with signs of torture and gunshot wounds in Shaab.

Wednesday 29 November: 9 killed

Baghdad: 1 council member assassinated in Tarmiya; 1 body found with knife wounds in Husseiniya.

Aden: 2 killed by car bomb outside the Ministry of Finance.

Taji: 1 killed in armed attack inside house.

Mosul: 2, father and son, killed by IED; 1 owner of liquor store shot.

Canaan: 1 young man's body found with stab wounds.