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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 30 May: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 young man's body found.

Mahmoudiyah: 1 killed in clashes.


Sunday 29 May: 4 killed

Hilla: 1 young man's body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Tarmiyah.

Najaf: 2 (a pregnant woman and her unborn baby) killed in armed attack.

Friday 27 May: 7 killed

Al-Majar: 2 (father and son) killed in drive-by shooting.

Al-Amiriya: 4 bodies found in mass grave.

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found in Al-Maamal.

Thursday 26 May: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Shula;
1 body found beheaded in Tarmiyah.

Bamerni: 3 killed in shelling.

Tuesday 24 May: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found in Al-Dasim.

Monday 23 May: 16 killed

Makhmour: 2 killed in car by Turkish airstrikes.

Taza: 7 killed in IS attack, including 2 children and 3 policemen.

Al-Islah: 6 killed in IS attack.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Zafaraniya.

Saturday 21 May: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 cook in camp Zelikan (for Turkish forces) killed by drone strike.