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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 5 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed conflict in Rashad;
1 body found in Shula.

Sunday 4 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Ur.

Samarra: 1 child killed by IED.

Saturday 3 December: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya;
1 body found in Shula.

Najaf: 1 killed by gunman.

Friday 2 December: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Madain.

Kalala: 2 killed while hunting by Turkish airstrikes.

Sulaymaniyah: 1 killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Thursday 1 December: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Bayaa.

Wednesday 30 November: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen.


Tuesday 29 November: 1 killed

Kirkuk: 1 body found; the victim was 17 years old.