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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 14 May: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Diyala Bridge.

Sulaimaniya: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Sunday 13 May: 9 killed

Sulaimaniya: 3 killed in clashes.

Hawija: 2, a tribal leader and his son, killed by IED.

Mosul: 1 paramedic by IED in Badush.

Baiji: 1 tribal leader by IED.

Khanaqin: 1 by AED.

Baghdad: 1 by unknown gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Saturday 12 May: 3 killed

Hawija: 3 killed in explosions by polling stations.

Thursday 10 May: 2 killed

Abu Saida: 1 killed by mortar shell.

Nasiriyah: 1 body found.

Tuesday 8 May: 6 killed

Kirkuk: 4 killed in IED explosions.

Basra: 1 child shot dead during clashes.

Suq al-Shuyukh: 1 activist killed.

Monday 7 May: 3 killed

Qayyarah: 1 election candidate stabbed to death.

Madain: 1 killed by gunmen.

Al-Mukhisa: 1 farmer killed by gunmen.

Sunday 6 May: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Radwaniya;
1 body found in Shaab.

Nasiriya: 2 children killed by IED.