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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 18 November: 4 killed

Mosul: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 man killed by rocket.

Diwaniya: 2 killed by gunmen in a cafe.

Saturday 16 November: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 professor and activist, Adnan Al-Khazraji, killed by gunmen in Hurriya;
1 killed by IED in Tahrir Square.

Friday 15 November: 12 killed

Baghdad: 4 demonstrators killed by IED;
3 demonstrators killed by security forces;
1 killed in Madain;
1 body found.

Basra: 2 killed in clashes.

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 14 November: 10 killed.

Baghdad: 4 demonstrators killed by security forces;
1 killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah.

Basra: 2 killed in clashes; 1 child killed by gunfire.

Maysan: 2 killed in drive-by shooting.

Wednesday 13 November: 3 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 killed in clashes.

Karbala: 1 leader of Sadrist Movement killed by gunmen;
1 anti-drug Commissioner killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 12 November: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Hurriya.

Monday 11 November: 2 killed

Nasiriyah: 2 babies died in Habboubi hospital due to tear gas.