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 16 November: 44 killed.

Mosul: 31 by mortars; 6 family members by suicide bomber; 1 professor by coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire.

Tuesday 15 November: 42 killed

Mosul: 21 executed; 3 killed in clashes.
Baghdad: 14 by IEDs.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.
Baquba: 3 by gunfire.

Monday 14 November : 94 killed

Mosul: 63 by mortars in the last 24 hours.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Fallujah: 8 by suicide bombers.
Ain al-Tamer: 6 by suicide bomber.
Syrian border: 4 fleeing violence die of exposure.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 child kidnapped and tortured to death.
Hilla: 1 body.

Sunday 13 November: 77 killed.

Mosul: 45 executed; 2 killed by mortars; 3 by air strikes.
Baghdad: 15 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Hawija: 2 by IED.
Arab Jabar: 1 by IED.
Qaim: 8 by coalition air strikes.

Saturday 12 November: 18 killed.

Baghdad: 10 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Shirqat: 3 by mortars.
Whelan: 3 bodies.

Friday 11 November: 98 killed.

Mosul: 89 executed.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Mahmudiya: 2 by IED.
Madain: 1 by IED.
Whelan: 2 bodies.

Thursday 10 November: 31 killed

Hawija: 22 executed.
Baghdad: 6 by IEDs.
Taji: 2 by IED.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.