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 11 May: 55 killed

Albu Hassan: 19 killed in aerial bombardment.
Falluja: 10 in indiscriminate bombing.
Muqdadiya: 8 bodies.
Balad Ruz: 6 by IED.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Sarha: 4 bodies.
Hilla: 1 body.
Whelan: 1 body.

Sunday 10 May: 33 killed

Shirqat: 15 executed.
Falluja: 6 killed in shelling and by a suicide car bomber.
Baghdad: 3 by bombs; 4 bodies.
Tarmiya: 1 by car bomb.
Taji: 2 by car bomb; 1 body.
Wajihiyah: 1 killed after being abducted.

Saturday 9 May: 41 killed.

Baghdad: 13 by car bombs, IEDs; 1 body; 10 executed.
Khalis: 12 policemen and guards in prison riots.
Falluja: 3 in bombings.
Mosul: 2 executed.

Friday 8 May: 39 killed

Balad Ruz: 17 worshippers killed by car bomb and suicide bomber outside mosque.
Baghdad: 5 by gunfire; 3 bodies.
Kanaan: 4 by suicide car bomber.
Falluja: 3 by indiscriminate bombing.
Baghdadi: 3 by shelling.
Mosul: 1 engineer executed.
Taji: 2 by IED.
Whelan: 1 body.

Thursday 7 May: 26 killed

Baghdad: 10 by IEDs, gunfire; 6 bodies.
Falluja: 6 in random bombardment.
Kirkuk: 1 body.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 1 body.

Wednesday 6 May: 13 killed

Baghdad: 4 by IEDs, gunfire; 5 bodies.
Falluja: 2 killed in random bombardment.
Salahuddin: 2 by IED.

Tuesday 5 May: 60 killed.

Mosul: 39 executed.
Baghdad: 13 by IEDs, car bomb, gunfire.
Imam Louis: 4 bodies.
Falluja: 2 by indiscriminate bombing; 1 child raped and murdered.
Daquq: 1 by IED.