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

Wednesday 1 June: 76 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs; 1 body.
Mosul: 40 by coalition air strikes; 19 executed.
Baquba: 3 by gunfire.
Latifiya: 2 by IED.
Tarmiya: 2 by IED, grenade.
Madain: 2 by IED.

Tuesday 31 May: 27 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Tal Afar: 3 executed.
Qara Tapa: 2 by gunfire.
Neda: 3 by gunfire.
Fallujah: 1 journalist in battle.
Suleiman Bek: 1 by suicide bomber.
Khalid: 1 by IED.
Kirkuk: 1 body.
Muqdadiya: 1 by IED.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Latifiya: 1 by IED.
Balad Ruz: 1 by gunfire.


Monday 30 May : 27 killed

Baghdad: 16 by suicide car bomber, IEDs.
Tarmiya: 7 by suicide car bomber.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.
Tuz Khurmato: 1 body.
Zamar: 2 children in chemical attack.

Sunday 29 May: 44 killed.

Baquba: 12 by gunfire.
Muqdadiya: 8 by suicide bomber; 1 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 6 by gunfire, IEDs; 3 bodies.
Imam River: 3 by gunfire.
Hit: 6 policemen by gunfire.
Amiriyah Fallujah: 3 policemen by suicide car bombers.
Madain: 1 by gunfire.
Sheikh Saad: 1 in clashes.

Saturday 28 May: 10 killed.

Baghdad: 7 by gunfire, IEDs.
Amiriyah Fallujah: 2 women by shelling.
Baquba-Muqdadiya: 1 by gunfire.

Friday 27 May: 15 killed.

Fallujah: 5 executed.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 1 body.
Buhriz: 2 by gunfire.
Mosul: 1 journalist executed.
Madain: 2 by IED.

Thursday 26 May: 20 killed

Baghdad: 8 by IEDs, gunfire.
Fallujah: 6 by shelling.
Taji: 2 brothers by AED.
Mahmudiya: 1 body.
Basra: 2 in clashes.
Whelan: 1 by gunfire.