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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 7 December: 4 killed

Basra: 4 killed in motorcycle explosion.

Monday 6 December: 3 killed

Diwaniyah: 1 protester's body, Abbas Hamid Al-Moussawi, found in river.

Nasiriyah: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Saadiya: 1 16-year-old shepherd killed by landmine.

Sunday 5 December: 2 killed

Al-Rifai: 1 body found in river, tied with chains.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Ghazaliya.

Saturday 4 December: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in al-Rashad.

Karbala: 1 intelligence officer, Captain Abbas Kazem Abdul Wahed, killed by gunmen.

Sulaymaniyah: 1 policeman killed in armed attack.

Friday 3 December: 2 killed

Al-Hazm: 1 woman killed in IS attack on home of Munther Ghazal Harat.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Thursday 2 December: 3 killed

Khader Khajija: 3 killed in an IS attack.

Wednesday 1 December: 3 killed

Al-Zughaib: 2 teenagers killed in clashes.

Kut: 1 young man killed by gunmen in a cafe.