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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 7 June: 1 killed

Kirkuk: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Thursday 6 June: 4 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in tribal conflict in Sadr City;
1 Ministry of Interior employee killed by gunmen inside car in Sadr City.

Al-Gharraf: 1 police commissioner killed by gunmen.

Najaf: 1 body found on the bank of Shatt al-Mishkab.

Wednesday 5 June: 4 killed

Al-Jada'a: 1 woman killed in tribal conflict.

Najaf: 1 woman's body found;
1 young man's body found at the cemetery.

Baghdad: 1 primary school guard killed by gunmen in Al-Rashid Al-Siyafiya.

Sunday 2 June: 2 killed

Akerkov: 1 young man killed by gunfire.

Baghdad: 1 young woman's body found inside a bag in Sadr City.

Thursday 30 May: 1 killed

Basra: 1 body found near landfill.


Monday 27 May: 1 killed

Karbala: 1 14-year-old boy's body found.

Sunday 26 May: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Jamila.