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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 13 June: 2 killed

Qayyarah: 1 young man killed by gunmen.

Hilla: 1 young man's body found.

Sunday 11 June: 3 killed

Maysan: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 young woman's body found in Al-Ghurair.

Amarah: 1 killed in tribal conflict.

Saturday 10 June: 5 killed

Nasiriyah: 2 young men killed;
1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 body of an employee at the Ministry of Defence found in Al-Suraidat.

Baaj: 1 shepherd killed by gunmen.

Monday 5 June: 1 killed

Amarah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 4 June: 1 killed

Samarra: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Saturday 3 June: 2 killed

Najaf: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Rashad: 1 killed in armed attack.

Friday 2 June: 1 killed

Sidekan: 1 guard killed.