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 30 November: 17 killed

Baghdad: 9 by IED, gunfire; 1 body.
Nineveh: 3 elders executed.
Ishaqi: 2 in clashes.
Falluja: 1 in clashes.
Balad: 1 by mortars.

NOVEMBER TOTAL: 1,468 civilians killed.

Saturday 29 November: 29 killed

Baghdad: 5 killed by IEDs.
Yathrib: 17 in Iraqi army air strikes.
Samarra: 4 by suicide car bomber, gunfire.
Falluja: 3 by army shelling.

Friday 28 November:24 killed

Mosul: 10 doctors executed.
Baghdad: 8 by IEDs.
Yusufiya: 3 electricity employees by IED.
Tarmiya: 2 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.

Thursday 27 November: 28 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Garma: 11 in air strikes.
Madaen: 3 by IEDs.
Shirqat: 4 bodies.
Basra: 1 director of violations elimination dept, by gunfire.
Saadiya: 1 by IED.
Al-Sjaria: 1 policeman by IED.

Wednesday 26 November: 86 killed

Ramadi: 74 executed.
Baghdad: 9 killed by IEDs, gunfire.
Ishaqi: 1 by gunfire.
Kaban Samarra: 1 in clashes.
Tall al-Ward: 1 in clashes.

Tuesday 25 November: 32 killed

Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Tikrit: 4 bodies.
Abu Ghraib: 1 by IED.
Falluja: 11 in clashes.
Balad: 3 children by mortars.
Mosul: 2 women executed.
Serail: 1 body.

Monday 24 November: 29 killed

Baghdad: 13 by car bombs, IED; 4 bodies.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Mosul: 3 women executed.
Ramadi: 3 tribesmen in booby-trapped house.
Muqdadiya: 2 by gunfire.
Falluja: 2 by shelling.