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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

Wednesday 10 June: 3 killed

Basra: 2 bodies found with gunshot wounds.

Nasiriyah: 1 retired teacher killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 9 June: 3 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 protester stabbed.

Baghdad: 2 women killed in drive-by shooting in Al-Binak.

Monday 8 June: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 bank employee killed by gunmen in Karrada.

Sunday 7 June: 3 killed

Qayyarah: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Hawija: 1 man killed by gunfire.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Thursday 4 June: 6 killed

Al-Islah: 3 brothers killed by IS gunmen.

Wadi al-Shark: 2 sheep herders killed by IS gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 protester stabbed in Tahrir Square.


Wednesday 3 June: 5 killed

Zuhairat: 2 young men killed by terrorists.

Nasiriyah: 1 detainee tortured to death in al-Hout prison.

Basra: 2 killed by gunmen in Al-Hartha.

Saturday 30 May: 3 killed

Dohuk: 2 family members (father and son) killed by Turkish airstrikes.

Al-Dawaia: 1 man stabbed.

MAY TOTAL: 74 CIVILIANS KILLED