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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 13 May: 4 killed

Khanaqin: 2 (father and son) killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Hor Rajab.

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 12 May: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Rashad.

Basra: 1 tribal elder killed by gunmen;
1 killed by gunmen in Abu Khasib.

Saturday 11 May: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 child killed by IED in Diyala Bridge;
1 body found in Saba al-Bour.

Mandali: 1 killed by gunmen.

Friday 10 May: 3 killed

Mosul: 2 killed in drive-by shooting.

Mansouriya: 1 child killed by gunmen.

Thursday 9 May: 19 killed

Baghdad: 8 killed by suicide bomber in Jamila.

Hamam al-Alil: 5 killed in armed attack at mayor's house; the dead are the mayor, two of his children, his mother and his nephew.

Mosul: 4 family members killed in armed attack; the dead include two children.

Sinjar: 1 body found.

Sayl al-Sharqat: 1 guard killed by gunmen.

Wednesday 8 May: 7 killed.

Mazariya: 3 killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Kirkuk: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Kamaliyah;
1 body found in Sadr City.

Monday 6 May: 3 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen in Ali Saleh.

Bartla: 1 body found.