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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 7 May: 46 killed.

Mosul: 4 killed by ISIS missile attack; 35 by coalition air strikes.
Hawija: 6 executed.
Tarmiya: 1 by IED.

Saturday 6 May: 3 killed.

Baghdad: 2 by AED.
Bawadish: 1 by gunfire.

Friday 5 May: 28 killed

Baaj: 18 executed.
West Anbar: 2 by gunfire.
Haditha: 5 by suicide car bomber.
Tarmiya: 2 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 body.

Thursday 4 May: 68 killed

Mosul: 68 by air strike.

Wednesday 3 May: 139 killed

Mosul: 79 killed by coalition, government and militia in the past four days; 50 found in mass grave; 5 by rocket attack.
Ramadi: 2 policemen by suicide bomber.
Amedi: 1 by shelling by Turkish forces.
Baghdad: 1 by AED, Abu Ghraib.
Saqlawiyah: 1 by IED

Tuesday 2 May: 46 killed

Mosul: 6 (including 3 children) by mortars on school; 5 children seacrhing for food, by gunfire; 4 by rockets; 11 executed.
Hawija: 14 executed.
Kirkuk: 2 by gunfire.
Basra: 1 child by mortars.
Samarra: 2 policemen by suicide bombers.
Abu Saida: 1 by IED.

Monday 1 May : 17 killed

Mosul: 10 executed; 4 killed by IED; 2 by shelling; 1 photojournalist in battle.