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.
Saturday 18 May: 33 killed
Baghdad: 7 killed by gunfire, IED.
Basra: 1 cleric by gunfire.
Khalis: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire.
Ramadi: 8 by IED and during army raid.
Latifiya: 3 by car bomb.
Garma: 4 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Jubail: 3 by gunfire.
Baiji: 3 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Albu Diab: 1 shepherd in clashes.
Mosul: 2 by gunfire.
May casualties so far: 412 civilians killed.
Friday 17 May: 93 killed
Baquba: 49 by IEDs at mosque.
Baghdad: 23 by IEDs.
Madaen: 8 by IED.
Falluja: 2 by IED at cafe.
Abu Ghraib: 4 by IED.
Salahuddin: 3 by gunfire.
Mosul: 1 body.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.
Tikrit: 1 by gunfire.
Qayyara: 1 by gunfire.
May casualties so far: 379 civilians killed.
Thursday 16 May: 28 killed
Baghdad: 14 by car bombs, gunfire.
Kirkuk: 12 by suicide bomber.
Shirqat: 2 policemen by IED.
May casualties so far: 286 civilians killed.
Wednesday 15 May: 40 killed
Baghdad: 23 by car bombs.
Kirkuk: 10 by car bombs.
Tarmiya: 2 policemen by suicide bomber.
Abu Ghraib: 2 brothers, Sahwa members, by gunfire.
Mosul: 1 policeman by suicide bomber.
Baquba: 1 by AED.
Samarra: 1 by mortars.
May casualties so far: 258 civilians killed.
Tuesday 14 May: 19 killed
Baghdad: 12 by gunfire.
Mosul: 1 child by car bomb.
Baquba: 1 preacher by gunfire.
Ramadi: 2 by gunfire.
Falluja: 2 by gunfire.
Baquba: 1 protest organiser by gunfire.
May casualties so far: 218 civilians killed.
Monday 13 May: 11 killed
Tarmiya: 3 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Qayyarah: 3 by IED.
Shirqat: 2 policemen by gunfire.
Nisfaltell: 1 policeman by IED.
Tel-Athahab: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Riyadh: 1 council member by gunfire.
May casualties so far: 199 civilians killed.
Sunday 12 May: 14 killed
Baghdad: 8 killed by gunfire.
Mosul: 5 bodies.
Basra: 1 council member by gunfire.
May casualties so far: 188 civilians killed.