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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

Tuesday 5 June: 1 killed

Shirqat: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Sunday 3 June: 5 killed

Nassif: 2 policemen killed by IED.

Karbala: 1 body found.

Karma: 1 killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED at a market in Husseiniya.

Saturday 2 June: 20 killed

Farhaliya: 12 family members killed in armed attack.

Mosul: 6 bodies found in mass grave.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Arab Jabour.

Salahuddin: 1 woman killed by IED.

Friday 1 June: 5 killed

Baaj: 3 bodies found.

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed attack in Radwaniya.

Khalis: 1 body found.

Thursday 31 May: 2 killed

Bakhmakh: 1 killed by gunfire at border with Iran.

Nasiriyah: 1 teenager killed in knife attack.


Wednesday 30 May: 3 killed

Erbil: 1 imam killed in knife attack.

Baghdad: 1 ministry of education employee killed in Rusafa.

Bani Saad: 1 body found.

Tuesday 29 May: 3 killed

Baghdad: 2 bodies found.

Baquba: 1 killed by IED.