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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

Sunday 9 December: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Saturday 8 December: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Diyala Bridge;
1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Mosul: 1 child's body found.

Friday 7 December: 2 killed

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Qadisiyah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 6 December: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shula;
1 body found in Taji;
1 body found in Tobchi.

Wednesday 5 December: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in the north;
1 body found in Nahrawan;
1 body found in Sadr City.

Mosul: 1 body of mukhtar found.

Baiji: 1 body found.

Tuesday 4 December: 1 killed

Baquba: 1 fisherman killed by gunmen at Lake Hamrin.

Monday 3 December: 2 killed

Hamam al-Alil: 1 elder killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.