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.
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.
Saturday 11 May: 21 killed
Shirqat: 12 by suicide bomber driving tanker.
Mosul: 2 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 5 by IED, gunfire.
Tikrit: 1 by gunfire at money exchange.
Heet: 1 anti-terrorist officer by gunfire.
May casualties so far: 174 civilians killed.
Friday 10 May: 7 killed
Mahaweel: 3 by bomb at mosque.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.
Qaim: 1 by gunfire.
Jbalah: 1 by IED.
Al-Dhera: 1 child by IED.
Thursday 9 May: 9 killed
Mosul: 3 by gunfire.
Baiji: 3 by IED.
Hawija: 1 child in bicycle bomb explosion.
Kirkuk: 2 bodies.
May casualties so far: 146 civilians killed.
Wednesday 8 May: 21 killed
Falluja: 3 policemen by gunfire.
Baghdad: 4 by gunfire, AED.
Mosul: 2 by suicide bomber, gunfire.
Aldor: 10 by IEDs.
Baquba: 1 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 by suicide car bomber.
May casualties so far: 137 civilians killed.
Tuesday 7 May: 16 killed
Mosul: 2 by gunfire, AED.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire.
Khalis: 2 by gunfire.
Baquba: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire, 1 body found.
Badush: 1 by IED.
Falluja: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Aldiom: 4 policemen by gunfire.
Abu Ghraib: 2 by IED.
May casualties so far: 116 civilians killed.
Monday 6 May: 26 killed
Baghdad: 17 killed by car bombs and grenades.
Mosul: 4 by Suicide bomber, gunfire and IED.
Baiji: 3 by IED.
Hawija: 1 by gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire.
May casualties so far: 100 civilians killed.