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

Thursday 11 June: 29 killed

Baghdad: 7 killed by IED, gunfire.
Qayyarah: 20 policemen executed.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Mussayab: 1 body.

Monday 10 June: 34 killed

Baghdad: 11 by bombs, gunfire; 1 body.
Karma: 9 by suicide bombers.
Albu Shejil: 3 in army air strikes.
Fallujah: 6 in heavy bombardment.
Taji: 1 policeman by IED.
Qara Tapa: 1 mukhtar by gunfire.
Dima: 1 farmer by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.

JUNE 1-10: 433 civilians killed

Tuesday 9 June: 57 killed.

Baghdad: 23 by bombs and gunfire.
Mosul: 20 by coalition air strikes; 4 burnt to death by IS.
Khalis: 2 bodies.
Fallujah: 2 in bombardment exchanges.
Mirsad: 1 by IED.
Amiriyat al-Fallujah: 3 by gunfire and suicide bombers in local government building.
Buhriz: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire.
Shirqat: 1 imam executed by IS.

Monday 8 June: 15 killed

Baghdad: 6 by IEDs, gunfire; 2 bodies.
Basra: 1 body.
Latifiyah: 1 Sahwa member by AED.
Mahmudiya: 1 Sahwa member by AED.
Balad Ruz: 2 by gunfire.
Mosul: 1 policeman executed.
Kirkuk: 1 body found burnt.

Sunday 7 June: 28 killed

Baghdad: 5 by bombs, gunfire; 4 bodies.
Mosul: 5 family members (3 children) shot dead trying to flee the city.
Hamrin Mountains: 6 (3 children) shot dead trying to flee the area.
Fallujah: 3 in indiscriminate bombing.
Qayyarah: 2 policemen executed.
Qara Tapa: 2 by gunfire, IED.
Alexandria: 1 body.

Saturday 6 June: 64 killed.

Albu Faraj: 34 killed.
Balad Ruz: 14 by car bomb.
Baghdad: 8 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Chenin: 2 bodies.
Fallujah: 3 in bombardment exchanges.

Friday 5 June: 6 killed

Baghdad: 5 by IEDs.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.