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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

Wednesday 14 November: 4 killed

Baghdad: 2 bodies found.

Basra: 2 killed in clashes.

Tuesday 13 November: 2 killed

Babil: 1 killed by gunmen.

Qayyarah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Monday 12 November: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Saba al-Bour;
1 body found in Shula;
1 body found in Rusafa.

Diwaniya: 1 body found.

Sunday 11 November: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Nahrawan.

Saadiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Kirkuk: 1 shepherd killed by IED.


Mosul: 1 body found, of woman previously abducted and tortured.

Saturday 10 November: 3 killed

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Taji: 1 body found.

Tarmiyah: 1 man killed by police, after receiving misinformation he was a terrorist.

Friday 9 November: 4 killed

Khirbet Hammad: 3 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Thursday 8 November: 11 killed

Mosul: 6 killed by car bomb.

Muthanna: 2 killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Madain: 1 killed by gunmen.

Muqdadiya: 1 government employee killed by AED.