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 17 May: 61 killed

Ramadi: 10 policemen killed by bombs; 33 executed.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, gunfire; 5 bodies.
Shura: 3 buried alive.
Tuz: 3 by bombs.
Kirkuk: 2 bodies.

Saturday 16 May: 63 killed.

Ramadi: 53 executed.
Baghdad: 9 by bombs, gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 1 by IED.

Friday 15 May: 34 killed

Ramadi: 17 executed; 10 policemen killed.
Baghdad: 5 by IEDs, mortars, gunfire; 1 body.
Kirkuk: 1 body.

Thursday 14 May: 45 killed

Badush: 20 executed.
Falluja: 12 by mortars.
Baghdad: 6 by gunfire, IED; 1 body.
Kirkuk-Sulaimaniya road: 2 bodies.
Ramadi: 3 by mortars, gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire.

Wednesday 13 May: 19 killed

Falluja: 7 in random bombing.
Baiji: 6 family members in air strike.
Baghdad: 2 by IED; 2 bodies.
Ramadi: 1 child by mortars.
Arsa: 1 by gunfire.

Tuesday 12 May: 28 killed.

Baghdad: 6 killed by bombs; 1 body.
Mosul: 3 executed.
Falluja: 7 in random bombardment.
Hawija: 4 executed.
Baiji: 2 policemen in clashes.
Baquba: 1 council member by gunfire.
Mashahda: 3 by IED.
Bab al Sham: 1 by mortars.

Monday 11 May: 55 killed

Albu Hassan: 19 killed in aerial bombardment.
Falluja: 10 in indiscriminate bombing.
Muqdadiya: 8 bodies.
Balad Ruz: 6 by IED.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Sarha: 4 bodies.
Hilla: 1 body.
Whelan: 1 body.