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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 19 May: 2 killed

Garma Ali: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Al-Rashidiya.

Saturday 18 May: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Al-Jaara;
1 body found in Taji.

Maysan: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Thursday 16 May: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 killed in armed conflict.

Wednesday 15 May: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 young woman killed by gunman, Yarmouk.

Tuesday 14 May: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Saturday 11 May: 1 killed

Maysan: 1 driver of vehicle killed in drive-by shooting.

Tuesday 7 May: 1 killed

Basra: 1 lorry driver killed by gunmen.