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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 19 December: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 child killed during clashes between security forces and gunmen in New Baghdad.

Saturday 18 December: 4 killed

Khalis: 1 young man killed.

Qal'at Salih: 1 killed in clashes.

Abu Karma: 1 director of health centre killed in IS attack.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Tuesday 14 December: 1 killed

Baiji: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Sunday 12 December: 1 killed

Shatrah: 1 Minister of Education employee killed by gunmen.

Saturday 11 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 man's body found in Sadr City.

Sultan Abdullah: 1 child, a 4-y-o boy, killed by IED.

Friday 10 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Sadr City.

Abu Saida: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 9 December: 2 killed

Al-Kahla: 1 oil worker killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Dusim.