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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

Sunday 28 May: 78 killed.

Mosul: 52 executed in different locations; 20 by coalition airstrikes.
Baquba: 3 by suicide bomber.
Kara Tepe: 2 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.

Saturday 27 May: 23 killed.

Mosul: 10 killed by airstrikes; 7 women executed.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire, IED; 2 bodies.
Fallujah: 2 by IED.

Friday 26 May: 68 killed

Kerouan and Baaj: 46 killed in coalition airstrikes.
Mosul: at least 21 executed.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.

Thursday 25 May: 59 killed

Mosul: 56 (inc 5 children) by coalition airstrikes.
Rawa: 2 executed.
Baghdad: 1 by AED.

Wednesday 24 May: 28 killed

Mosul: 23 family members executed in booby-trapped house; 2 young men executed for trying to escape.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.

Tuesday 23 May: 40 killed

Mosul: 20 executed; 18 killed by airstrikes.
Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 1 body.

Monday 22 May : 28 killed

Hawija: 18 executed.
Abu Taba: 2 by gunfire.
Mosul: 5 by coalition airstrike; 2 by mortars, IED.
Khan Bani Saad: 1 by mortar.