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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 26 November: 8 killed

Baghdad: 3 killed by IED in Shaab;
2 killed by IED in Bayaa;
1 killed by IED in Baladiyat;
1 demonstrator killed in Al-Rashid.

Basra: 1 killed in drive-by shooting in Abi al-Khasib.

Monday 25 November: 3 killed

Mosul: 2 bodies found with signs of torture.

Baghdad: 1 demonstrator killed.

Sunday 24 November: 20 killed

Basra: 3 demonstrators killed.

Nasiriya: 3 demonstrators killed.

Baghdad: 10 demonstrators killed.

Babil: 1 body found.

Jalawla: 2 killed by IS attack on military post.

Qaim: 1 student killed by militia.

Saturday 23 November: 4 killed

Baghdad: 3 demonstrators killed in Tahrir, Al-Sink and Khalani.

Abu Gharq: 1 sheikh, former council member, killed by gunmen.

Friday 22 November: 4 killed

Baghdad: 3 demonstrators killed at Al-Ahrar Bridge;
1 demonstrator killed in Al-Rashid.

Thursday 21 November: 8 killed

Baghdad: 7 demonstrators killed;
1 killed by IED in New Baghdad.

Wednesday 20 November: 12 killed

Baghdad: 2 (husband and wife) killed in Mansour;
4 demonstrators killed at Al-Ahrar Bridge.

Mosul: 6 bodies found.