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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

Wednesday 24 November: 3 killed.

Al-Mutasim: 1 killed by IS sniper.

Hamza: 1 killed in clashes.

Nasiriyah: 1 body found.

Sunday 21 November: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 policeman killed by gunmen in Zafaraniya.

Saturday 20 November: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 employee of Ministry of Interior killed by gunmen in Rashad.

Friday 19 November: 1 killed

Bani Saad: 1 killed by IED.

Monday 15 November: 1 killed

Amara: 1 killed by gunmen.

Friday 12 November: 1 killed

Baaj: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Thursday 11 November: 1 killed

Basra: 1 Intelligence officer killed by gunmen.