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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 24 December: 7 killed

Al-Hilwat: 3 killed by IS.

Kirkuk: 1 policeman killed by gunmen;
1 farmer killed by gunmen.

Diwaniya: 1 killed by IED.

Baquba: 1 killed by gunmen.

Monday 23 December: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in New Baghdad.

Abu Saida: 2 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 22 December: 4 killed

Mosul: 2 killed by gunmen in Shura.

Maysan: 1 activist killed by gunmen.

Al-Katoon: 1 night guard killed by gunmen.

Saturday 21 December: 5 killed.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shula.

Al Sahel: 4 policemen killed by IS.

Friday 20 December: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 protester killed;
1 body found in Nahrawan.

Nasiriya: 1 young activist killed by gunmen.

Najaf: 1 body found.

Thursday 19 December: 10 killed.

Mosul: 7 bodies found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Bishmana: 1 killed by gunmen.

Abu Saida: 1 killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 18 December: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Mosul: 1 mukhtar killed by gunmen in Al Shura.