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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

Sunday 14 May: 85 killed.

Mosul: 81 by gunfire, IED.
Shatt al-Arab: 2 bodies.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.

Saturday 13 May: 117 killed.

Anah: 100 by coalition airstrikes.
Mosul: 3 by rockets; 10 bodies.
Baghdad: 1 by IED; 1 body.
Hit: 1 child by IED.
Shatt al-Arab: 1 body.

Friday 12 May: 8 killed

Shirqat: 3 by mortars.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire, AED.
Kippa: 1 policeman by IED.
Agr Mtok: 1 child by gunfire.
Buhriz: 1 by AED.

Thursday 11 May: 54 killed

Baghdad: 4 by car bomb.
Mosul: 49 by airstrikes, mortars.
Kirkuk: 1 policeman by gunfire.

Wednesday 10 May: 58 killed

Mosul: 35 by air strikes; 17 executed.
Baghdad: 2 by IEDs.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 1 body.
Balad Ruz: 2 by IED.

Tuesday 9 May: 82 killed

Mosul: 40 by air strikes, shelling, gunfire.
Hawija: 40 executed.
Tarmiya: 1 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 by IED.

Monday 8 May : 57 killed

Hawija: 47 executed.
Qaim: 2 executed.
Ramadi: 2 policemen by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 body.
Baquba: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Mosul: 4 by coalition airstrike.