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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

Tuesday 20 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Dora;
1 killed in clashes in Shaab.

Monday 19 December: 7 killed

Albu Bali: 7 killed in ISIS attack.

Sunday 18 December: 2 killed

Mosul: 1 body found.

Sulaymaniyah: 1 60-year-old man killed by gunmen.

Saturday 17 December: 6 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Fadiliya;
1 killed in drive-by shooting in Shula;
1 body found in Sadr City.

Albu Al Saif: 1 young man killed in clashes.

Wardok: 2 killed in clashes.

Friday 16 December: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Shaab.

Kirkuk: 1 killed by gunmen.

Basra: 1 woman's body fund.

Omar Qabji: 2 5-year-old children killed by projectile left by ISIS.

Thursday 15 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Sadr City.

Khalis: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Wednesday 14 December: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 son of mukhtar killed by IED.

Basra: 2 killed by gunmen.