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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 9 June: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Tuesday 7 June: 2 killed

Qara Jogh mountains: 1 body found.

Sulaymaniyah: 1 body found.

Saturday 4 June: 4 killed

Tal Afar: 1 killed by gunmen.

Qara Hanjir: 1 body found.

Mosul: 1 15-year-old killed by gunmen.

Dora al-Imam: 1 woman killed in IS attack.

Friday 3 June: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 body found with signs of torture.

Monday 30 May: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 young man's body found.

Mahmoudiyah: 1 killed in clashes.


Sunday 29 May: 4 killed

Hilla: 1 young man's body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Tarmiyah.

Najaf: 2 (a pregnant woman and her unborn baby) killed in armed attack.

Friday 27 May: 7 killed

Al-Majar: 2 (father and son) killed in drive-by shooting.

Al-Amiriya: 4 bodies found in mass grave.

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found in Al-Maamal.