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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

Saturday 13 May: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shula;
1 body found in Amel.

Qadisiyah: 1 guard killed by gunmen.

Friday 12 May: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 child's body found in Zafaraniya.

Thursday 11 May: 2 killed

Al-Qadisiyah: 1 killed in armed attack.

Shanaf: 1 farmer killed by IS gunmen.

Tuesday 9 May: 4 killed

Al-Majar Al-Kabeer: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed attack in Sadr City.

Sinjar: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Tarmiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 7 May: 3 killed

Diwaniyah: 1 policeman's body found.

Mosul: 1 body found burnt.

Basra: 1 killed in clan conflict.

Saturday 6 May: 2 killed

Basra: 2 killed in clan conflict.

Friday 5 May: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen.

Shatrah: 1 government employee killed by gunmen.