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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 14 November: 8 killed

Zammar: 2 men abducted and killed by Shia militia.

Mosul: 3 shot in Rabia.

Hamam al-Alil: 2 Ministry of Electricity employees shot.

Kufa, Najaf: 1 child shot.

Monday 13 November: 4 killed

Khor al-Zubair: 1 child shot.

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found in Husseiniya.

Erbil: 1 by Turkish airstrikes.

Mosul: 1 body found with torture marks.

Sunday 12 November: 9 killed

al-Houd: 5 policemen killed by suicide bomber at checkpoint.

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found with stab wounds in Ur; 1 shot southwest of the city.

Taji: 1 killed by IED.

Barwanah: 1 body found with torture marks.

Saturday 11 November: 4 killed

Mosul: 2 construction workers killed by IED on Freedom Bridge.

Khalis: 1 policeman killed in grenade attack.

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Swaib.

Friday 10 November: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 traffic policeman killed by AED in Amiriya.

Khanaqin: 1 young man stabbed.

Nasiriyah: 1 body found with stab wounds.

Thursday 9 November: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 elderly woman killed in IED explosion.

Wednesday 8 November: 5 killed

Mosul: 2 bodies found with torture marks.

Qayyarah: 1 contractor shot.

Buhriz: 1 woman killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.