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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

Sunday 2 December: 6 killed

Rashad: 3 killed in armed attacks.

Hawija: 1 member of security forces killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shaab.

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen in Tal Abta.

Saturday 1 December: 2 killed

Abu Saida: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 child's body found in Nahrawan.

Friday 30 November: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Madain.

Baquba: 1 killed by gunmen.


NOVEMBER TOTAL: 160 civilians killed.

Thursday 29 November: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Hor Rajab.

Abu Karma: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 28 November: 2 killed

Abu Sabaa: 1 killed by IED.

Hani al-Dhib: 1 body found; it belonged to a school principal previously abducted.

Tuesday 27 November: 5 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by IED in Shula;
1 body found in Saba al-Bour.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Kanaan: 1 body found.

Sunday 25 November: 2 killed

Mosul: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Taji: 1 killed by gunmen.