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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

Saturday 2 December: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed when IED exploded in market in Rasheed; 1 killed by unknown gunmen.

Taji: 1 young man's body found in river Tigris with gunshot wounds.

Friday 1 December: 29 killed

Rawa: 25 killed in bomb explosions.

Ramadi: 1 body of abducted man found in river.

Madain: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by AED.

Daquq: 1 youth killed in drive-by shooting.

Thursday 30 November: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found with signs of torture and gunshot wounds in Shaab.

Wednesday 29 November: 9 killed

Baghdad: 1 council member assassinated in Tarmiya; 1 body found with knife wounds in Husseiniya.

Aden: 2 killed by car bomb outside the Ministry of Finance.

Taji: 1 killed in armed attack inside house.

Mosul: 2, father and son, killed by IED; 1 owner of liquor store shot.

Canaan: 1 young man's body found with stab wounds.

Tuesday 28 November: 18 killed

Tuz Khurmato: 9 prisoners reported dead after being tortured.

Baghdad: 2 killed by IED at a market in Tarmiya; 1 former Sahwa member by AED under his car in Roj Rajab; 1 Ministry of Electricity employee shot near Diyala Bridge.

Basra: 1 young man shot in Zubayr.

Shatt al-Hillah: 1 body found.

Diwaniya: 1 killed in drive-by shooting.

Hillah: 1 man died of knife wounds.

Madain: 1 killed by gunmen.

Monday 27 November: 18 killed

Baghdad: 17 killed by gunmen and suicide bomber in Nahrawan.

Karma: 1 woman killed in IED explosion.

Sunday 26 November: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Nahrawan; 1 Ministry of Defence employee by AED under his car.