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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

Tuesday 12 May: 5 killed

Baghdad: 3 family members killed in armed attack on house in Abu Ghraib.

Tuz Khurmato: 2 (a guard and a muezzin) killed by gunmen at a mosque.

Monday 11 May: 3 killed

Makhais: 2 bodies found.

Khanaqin: 1 woman killed by IS inside a car.

Sunday 10 May: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Abu Dsheer.

Nasiriya: 1 activist killed by gunmen.

Saadiya: 1 taxi driver killed by IS gunmen.

Basra: 1 protester killed.

Al-Azir: 1 killed in clashes.

Saturday 9 May: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Thursday 7 May: 1 killed

Abu Saida: 1 policeman killed by IS gunmen.

Tuesday 5 May: 2 killed

Hadar: 2 policemen killed by IS gunmen.

Sunday 3 May: 2 killed

Mosul: 1 killed by gunmen.

Al-Shirqat: 1 child killed by IED targeting sheep herders.