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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

Saturday 29 December: 14 killed

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

Baquba: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Mosul: 11 bodies found.

Friday 28 December: 3 killed

Khanaqin: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Muthanna: 1 child killed by landmine.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shaab.

Thursday 27 December: 3 killed

Baiji: 2 fishermen killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Amin.

Wednesday 26 December: 8 killed

Mosul: 2 policemen killed by IEDs;
3 bodies found; they belonged to policemen who had been previously abducted at a checkpoint;

Hilla: 1 body found.

Haditha: 1 killed in clashes by gunfire.

Shirqat: 1 body found.

Tuesday 25 December: 4 killed

Tal Afar: 3 killed by car bomb.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Baladiyat, Sadr City.

Monday 24 December: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Radwaniya.

Sunday 23 December: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Saba al-Bour.