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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

Friday 11 December: 3 killed

Al Qabilwat: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Nasiriyah: 1 man shot in the head.

Rawa: 1 security member killed trying to dismantle IED.

Thursday 10 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 owner of real estate killed by gunmen in Dora.

Sulaymaniyah: 1 protester killed.

Wednesday 9 December: 2 killed

Arbat: 1 protester killed.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Nahrawan.

Tuesday 8 December: 3 killed

Al Qaboosiyah: 2 children killed by IED.

Muqdadiya: 1 body found.

Monday 7 December: 4 killed

Basra: 1 government employee killed by gunmen.

Kifri: 3 (2 protesters and a security guard) killed by gunmen.

Saturday 5 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Karrada

Diwaniya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 3 December: 3 killed

Amara: 1 activist killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shula.

Diwaniya: 1 member of the compensation committee for victims of terrorism killed by gunmen.