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 23 November: 31 killed.

Baghdad: 14 by IEDs, car bombs.
Mosul: 7 by mortars; 6 by coalition air strikes; 3 doctors by gunfire.
Erbil: 1 preacher by gunfire.

Tuesday 22 November: 58 killed

Mosul: 27 executed; 14 killed by car bombs.
Tal Afar: 15 by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.

Monday 21 November : 14 killed

Mosul: 7 media workers in raid and coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, mortars.
Madain: 2 by IED.

Sunday 20 November: 66 killed.

Mosul: 54 by IEDs and suicide car bomber in various areas of the city.
Baghdad: 10 by IEDs.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.

Saturday 19 November: 36 killed.

Hawija: 8 executed.
Shirqat: 5 policemen in clashes.
Baghdad: 8 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Daquq: 6 by IED.
Taji: 1 by IED.
Imam Gharbi: 3 policemen in clashes.
Mosul: 3 by truck bomb.

Friday 18 November: 90 killed.

Tall Adh-Dhahab: 40 bodies found in mass grave.
Mosul: 24 killed by mortars; 7 by coalition air strikes; 1 by IED.
Hawija: 12 executed.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 2 bodies.
Hilla: 1 body.
Tal Afar: 2 by coalition air strikes.


Thursday 17 November: 83 killed

Mosul: 49 executed; 7 killed by mortars.
Ameriyat Fallujah: 21 by suicide car bomber at wedding.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs.
Balad: 1 by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED.