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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 16 May: 5 killed

Abu Khanaziah: 1 policeman killed by IED.

Al-Aziz: 3 farmers executed by IS.

Al-Tuz: 1 young man killed by IS.

Sunday 15 May: 1 killed

Hilla: 1 policeman stabbed.

Saturday 14 May: 2 killed

Muthanna: 1 killed in clashes.

Najaf: 1 killed by gunmen.

Friday 13 May: 4 killed

Mosul: 1 young man's body found with signs of torture.

Maysan: 1 killed by gunmen.

Tuz Khurmato: 1 12-year-old killed by gunfire.

Baghdad: 1 killed in drive-by shooting in Ghazaliya.

Wednesday 11 May: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 body of a 17-year-old found beheaded.

Monday 9 May: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 16-year-old killed by a hand grenade in Sadr City.

Sunday 8 May: 6 killed

Mosul: 1 woman's body found.

Baquba: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 2 killed in clashes in Al-Shaab.

Ninewa desert: 2 shepherds killed by Iraqi airstrike.