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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

Friday 5 May: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Shatrah: 1 government employee killed by gunmen.

Thursday 4 May: 1 killed

Al-Sharqat: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Wednesday 3 May: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Kargoliya.

Al-Suwaira: 1 killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 2 May: 3 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 sheikh in clan conflict.

Zardaw: 1 man killed in clan conflict.

Sayyid al-Shuhada: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Sunday 30 April: 4 killed

Al-Azair: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Baghdad: 1 killed in drive-by shooting in Al-Shamaya.

Al-Qasim: 1 banker killed.

Shatrah: 1 killed in clan conflict.


Saturday 29 April: 2 killed

Gwer: 1 soldier abducted and executed by ISIS.

Kirkuk: 1 policeman killed by explosive device.

Friday 28 April: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found beheaded in Al-Tajiyat area.

Shatrah: 1 young man's body found.

Al-Batha: 1 killed in clan conflict.