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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 28 May: 3 killed

Latifiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Khaala: 1 body found.

Riyadh: 1 elderly woman killed by IED.

Sunday 27 May: 3 killed

Kut: 1 body.

Baqawiya: 1 body.

Hawija: 1 body.

Saturday 26 May: 14 killed

Al Baaj: 7 killed by IED at popular market.

Mutabiya: 4 policemen by IED.

Al Shamiya: 1 killed in clashes.

Jabla: 1 lorry driver by unknown gunmen.

Khalis: 1 by gunmen.

Friday 25 May: 6 killed

Daquq: 2 (father and son) abducted and executed.

Muqdadiya: 1 killed by gunmen in front of his house.

Yarmaj: 1 shepherd by IED.

Baghdad: 1 by gunmen in Kamaliyah.

Nasiriyah: 1 body found.

Thursday 24 May: 27 killed

Mosul: 19 bodies found under rubble.

Baghdad: 5 killed by suicide bomber in Shula.

Jalawla: 3 killed in armed attack.

Wednesday 23 May: 3 killed

Riyadh: 2 killed by gunmen and mortar attacks.

Alexandria: 1 body found.

Tuesday 22 May: 5 killed

Basra: 3 killed by gunmen; 1 body found.

Nasiriyah: 1 policeman in armed attack at checkpoint.