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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 24 November: 14 killed

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs, gunfire.
Mosul: 5 by gunfire.
Ramadi: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Sulaimaniya: 1 body.
Shura: 1 by AED.
Balad: 1 engineer by gunfire.
Baiji: 1 by IED.
Shirqat: 1 by gunfire.

November casualties so far: 647 civilians killed.

8,000 killed this year.

Saturday 23 November: 48 killed

Tuz Khurmato: 32 by IEDs and car bomb.
Tal Afar: 4 by suicide car bomber.
Mosul: 4 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 3 by gunfire.
Shirqat: 4 policemen in clashes.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.

November casualties so far: 633 civilians killed.

8,000 killed this year.

Friday 22 November: 24 killed

Baghdad: 19 killed in bombings and shootings.
Mosul: 3 by gunfire, IED.
Khalis: 2 by gunfire.

November casualties so far: 585 civilians killed.

Over 7,900 killed this year.

Thursday 21 November: 58 killed

Saadiya: 32 by suicide car bomber.
Baghdad: 13 by gunfire, IEDs, AED.
Baquba: 3 by IEDs.
Mosul: 7 by gunfire, IEDs.
Shirqat: 1 child by gunfire.
Had Miksar: 1 by IED.
Nasiriya: 1 body.

November casualties so far: 561 civilians killed.

Over 7,900 killed this year.

Wednesday 20 November: 82 killed

Baghdad: 60 killed by car bombs, IEDs, gunfire.
Baquba: 15 bodies.
Najaf: 2 by AED.
Mosul: 2 by gunfire.
Sulaimaniya: 1 bodyguard by gunfire.
Buhriz: 1 by AED.
Falluja: 1 policeman by IED.

November casualties so far: 503 civilians killed.

Over 7,800 killed this year.

Tuesday 19 November: 9 killed.

Mosul: 3 by gunfire, IEDs.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire.
Abu Ghraib: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Baladruz: 1 by AED.
Edheim: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire.

November casualties so far: 421 civilians killed.

Over 7,700 killed this year.

Monday 18 November: 11 killed

Mosul: 3 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.
Abu Ghraib: 2 by IED, AED.
Shirqat: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Adhaim: 2 (father and son) by gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 1 lawyer by gunfire.
Hilla: 1 by gunfire.

November casualties so far: 412 civilians killed.

Over 7,700 this year.