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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

Thursday 19 November: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 killed by IED.

Wednesday 18 November: 1 killed

Karma: 1 traffic policeman killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 17 November: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 child killed by rocket.

Monday 16 November: 3 killed

Baghdad: 3 killed in clashes in Shula.

Sunday 15 November: 3 killed

Mosul: 2 young men's bodies found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by AED in Madain.

Friday 13 November: 4 killed

Al-Abara: 1 policeman killed by IED.

Al-Rumaitha: 1 child killed by gunfire.

Muqdadiya: 1 teacher killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Jurf al-Naddaf.

Wednesday 11 November: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Ma'amil;
1 killed by gunmen in Hurriya.