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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

Monday 17 December: 4 killed

Khalis: 1 council member killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 2 bodies found in Talbiah and Shaab.

Madain: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 16 December: 5 killed

Basra: 4 children killed by landmines.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Saturday 15 December: 6 killed

Ramadi: 3 policemen killed by IED.

Qayyarah: 2 policemen killed by IED.

Diwaniyah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Friday 14 December: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Nahrawan;
1 policeman killed by gunmen in the north;
1 body found in Rustumiya;
1 body found in Husseiniya.

Thursday 13 December: 5 killed

Dohuk: 4 women killed in Turkish airstrikes.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Mahmoudiya.

Wednesday 12 December: 1 killed

Basra: 1 child killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 11 December: 1 killed

Khanaqin: 1 policeman killed by IED.