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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 21 November: 28 killed

Tuz Khurmato: 23 killed when a car bomb exploded in vegetable market.

Mosul: 3 bodies with gunshot wounds found in different areas of the city.

Sulaimaniya: 1 killed by unknown gunmen.

Taji: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Monday 20 November: 28 killed

Karzark: 17 bodies discovered buried in mass grave.

Mosul: 2 killed by IED under rubble.

Sinjar: 1 killed by landmine.

Baghdad: 1 killed by unknown gunmen near his home in al-Shammala; 1 body found with gunshot wounds in al-Bakriya.

Rawa: 2, a Ministry of Health employee and his son, killed by IED as they tried to enter hospital.

Nasiriya: 1 young man shot.

Hilla: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Hamam al-Alil: 2, husband and wife, killed by gunmen as they left a local market.

Sunday 19 November: 3 killed

Baghdad: 2 men shot in al-Furat and Rashidiya.

Dhi Qar: 1 body of elderly man found with gunshot wounds in his home.

Saturday 18 November: 9 killed

Mosul: 3 shot in different areas of the city; 1 woman's body found with gunshot wounds in Kokjla.

Basra: 1 body, Safwan.

Hamam al-Alil: 2 family members shot by unknown gunmen in their home.

Erbil: 1 tribal elder shot.

Baghdad: 1 Interior Ministry employee by AED, Subaihat.

Friday 17 November: 18 killed

Tuz Khurmato: 17 killed by car bomb in market.

Rustumiya: 1 body found.

Thursday 16 November: 21 killed

Shirqat: 20 bodies of executed people found buried in mass grave.

Qaim: 1 war correspondent killed during battle.

Wednesday 15 November: 11 killed

Canaan: 2 sisters killed by gunmen in their home.

Hamam al-Alil: 3, including a child, killed by gunmen in front of their house.

Taji: 1 killed by IED.

Madain: 2 bodies found with gunshot wounds.

Baghdad: 1 by IED in Nahrawan; 1 shot.

Sulaimaniya: 1 child's body found with gunshot wounds.