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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

Thursday 30 May: 1 killed

Basra: 1 body found near landfill.


Monday 27 May: 1 killed

Karbala: 1 14-year-old boy's body found.

Sunday 26 May: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Jamila.

Saturday 25 May: 1 killed

Al-Azim: 1 woman's body found.

Thursday 23 May: 6 killed

Baiji-Tikrit road: 6 family members killed by IED.

Tuesday 21 May: 1 killed

Amarah: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Monday 20 May: 2 killed

Amarah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 young man killed by gunmen in Adhamiya.