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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 18 November: 9 killed

Mosul: 3 shot in different areas of the city; 1 woman's body found with gunshot wounds in Kokjla.

Basra: 1 body, Safwan.

Hamam al-Alil: 2 family members shot by unknown gunmen in their home.

Erbil: 1 tribal elder shot.

Baghdad: 1 Interior Ministry employee by AED, Subaihat.

Friday 17 November: 18 killed

Tuz Khurmato: 17 killed by car bomb in market.

Rustumiya: 1 body found.

Thursday 16 November: 21 killed

Shirqat: 20 bodies of executed people found buried in mass grave.

Qaim: 1 war correspondent killed during battle.

Wednesday 15 November: 11 killed

Canaan: 2 sisters killed by gunmen in their home.

Hamam al-Alil: 3, including a child, killed by gunmen in front of their house.

Taji: 1 killed by IED.

Madain: 2 bodies found with gunshot wounds.

Baghdad: 1 by IED in Nahrawan; 1 shot.

Sulaimaniya: 1 child's body found with gunshot wounds.

Tuesday 14 November: 8 killed

Zammar: 2 men abducted and killed by Shia militia.

Mosul: 3 shot in Rabia.

Hamam al-Alil: 2 Ministry of Electricity employees shot.

Kufa, Najaf: 1 child shot.

Monday 13 November: 4 killed

Khor al-Zubair: 1 child shot.

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found in Husseiniya.

Erbil: 1 by Turkish airstrikes.

Mosul: 1 body found with torture marks.

Sunday 12 November: 9 killed

al-Houd: 5 policemen killed by suicide bomber at checkpoint.

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found with stab wounds in Ur; 1 shot southwest of the city.

Taji: 1 killed by IED.

Barwanah: 1 body found with torture marks.