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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

Thursday 25 May: 4 killed

Kufa: 4 killed in clan conflict.

Wednesday 24 May: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Husseiniya.

Tuesday 23 May: 1 killed

Baquba: 1 Ministry of Commerce employee stabbed to death.

Monday 22 May: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 child killed in armed conflict in Al-Shaab;
1 child's body found in Husseiniya.

Al-Shafia: 3 (a mother and her two children) killed in armed conflict.

Sunday 21 May: 1 killed

Khalis: 1 body found.

Tuesday 16 May: 2 killed

Qadisiyah: 2 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 14 May: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Dora.

Al-Masalikh: 1 child's body found.