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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 25 November: 5 killed

Rawa: 3 killed by IED inside hospital building.

Baghdad: 1 by IED in Tobji; 1 body found bound and shot in Umm al-Jadayel.

Friday 24 November: 2 killed

Yusufiya: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 shop owner killed by gunmen in the north of the city.

Thursday 23 November: 4 killed

Erbil: 2 teenage girls killed in separate incidents, one of them after being abducted, in Ksenzan.

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Abu Ghraib.

Dohuk: 1 killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Wednesday 22 November: 7 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed in IED explosions.

Madain: 1 man shot leaving his house.

Basra: 1 taxi driver shot in his cab.

Khanaqin: 1 PUK member gunned down.

Canaan: 1 body found.

Mosul: 1 Ministry of Industry employee shot.

Tuesday 21 November: 28 killed

Tuz Khurmato: 23 killed when a car bomb exploded in vegetable market.

Mosul: 3 bodies with gunshot wounds found in different areas of the city.

Sulaimaniya: 1 killed by unknown gunmen.

Taji: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Monday 20 November: 28 killed

Karzark: 17 bodies discovered buried in mass grave.

Mosul: 2 killed by IED under rubble.

Sinjar: 1 killed by landmine.

Baghdad: 1 killed by unknown gunmen near his home in al-Shammala; 1 body found with gunshot wounds in al-Bakriya.

Rawa: 2, a Ministry of Health employee and his son, killed by IED as they tried to enter hospital.

Nasiriya: 1 young man shot.

Hilla: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Hamam al-Alil: 2, husband and wife, killed by gunmen as they left a local market.

Sunday 19 November: 3 killed

Baghdad: 2 men shot in al-Furat and Rashidiya.

Dhi Qar: 1 body of elderly man found with gunshot wounds in his home.