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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

Tuesday 27 December: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes.

Monday 26 December: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Sunday 25 December: 1 killed

Sinjar: 1 body of Yazidi youth found.

Friday 23 December: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Latifiya;
1 killed in clashes in Husseiniya;
1 elderly man killed by gunmen in Bab al-Mu'adham.

Thursday 22 December: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed attack in Sadr City;
1 killed in clashes in Husseiniya.

Amara: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 21 December: 4 killed

Mosul: 4 bodies found.

Tuesday 20 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Dora;
1 killed in clashes in Shaab.