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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 17 December: 1 killed

Hilla: 1 policeman's body found.

Wednesday 16 December: 1 killed

Amara: 1 university professor killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 15 December: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 activist killed by gunmen in New Baghdad:
1 body found in Diyala Bridge;
1 owner of shop selling alcohol in Jurf al-Naddaf.

Khalis: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Monday 14 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman killed by gunmen in Habibiya.

Kufa: 1 policeman killed by IS gunmen.

Saturday 12 December: 3 killed

Dohuk: 3 killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Friday 11 December: 3 killed

Al Qabilwat: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Nasiriyah: 1 man shot in the head.

Rawa: 1 security member killed trying to dismantle IED.

Thursday 10 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 owner of real estate killed by gunmen in Dora.

Sulaymaniyah: 1 protester killed.