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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 24 May: 2 killed

Baquba: 1 man 's body found. He had been kidnapped three days previously.

Zouiyah: 1 woman killed by IED.

Thursday 23 May: 4 killed

Abu Sidon: 1 killed by mortar shell.

Qaim: 2 killed by car bomb.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Shaab.

Wednesday 22 May: 2 killed.

Mosul: 1 killed by IED.

Olas: 1 policeman killed in armed attack.

Tuesday 21 May: 37 killed

Ain al-Tamar: 37 bodies found in mass grave. Most of the victims were women.

Monday 20 May: 5 killed

Tal Afar: 4 farmers killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Rashidiya.

Saturday 18 May: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 man's body found in Kamaliyah.

Friday 17 May: 3 killed

Mubarak: 1 killed by IED.

Yusuf Beck: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 man's body found.