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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

Thursday 3 December: 3 killed

Amara: 1 activist killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shula.

Diwaniya: 1 member of the compensation committee for victims of terrorism killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 1 December: 2 killed

Erbil: 2 killed by gunmen.

Monday 30 November: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Sadr City.


Sunday 29 November: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Al-Ghazlan.

Babil: 1 body found.

Saturday 28 November: 6 killed

Mosul: 1 killed by IED in Shura.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Al-Nukhaib: 1 policeman killed by IS.

Kut: 3 protesters killed by security forces.

Friday 27 November: 5 killed

Nasiriyah: 5 protesters killed.

Wednesday 25 November: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.