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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

Saturday 15 May: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 body of 20-year-old man found with signs of torture.

Wednesday 12 May: 3 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 17-year-old killed by gunmen near security checkpoint.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Sadr City.

Nasiriyah: 1 killed in clashes.

Tuesday 11 May: 3 killed

Dhi Qar: 1 killed in drive-by shooting.

Daquq - Tuz Khurmato road: 1 body found, beheaded.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Madain.

Saturday 8 May: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in al-Mashtal;
1 body found in Amin.

Karbala: 1 activist killed by gunmen.

Rutba: 2 shepherds executed by IS.

Wednesday 5 May: 1 killed

Al-Aziziya: 1 oil protection policeman killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 4 May: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Sadr City.

Latifiya: 1 body found.

Barwana: 1 factory guard killed by gunmen.

Monday 3 May: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 child shepherd killed by gunman in Tarmiyah.