Sadr City

What is Sadr City known for?


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ST2008032804069.html?sid ST2008032804069 title 19 Tense Hours in Sadr City Alongside the Mahdi Army publisher Washington Post date March 2008 accessdate 2008-03-29 first Sudarsan last Raghavan and engaged U.S forces with sniper fire and intense small arms engagements in the heavily congested urban area. The U.S. launched at least one air strike, killing 10 reported militants. As of March 29, 2008, about 75 Iraqis have been killed and 500 injured. The Iraq Health Ministry claims


fallujah

name "dmagazine.com" D Magazine, "The Mayor of Fallujah", Nov. 21, 2007 The Mahdi Army attempted to capture several soldiers during the ambush, but they were ultimately unsuccessful in their efforts to obtain hostages. 2004 In late March, 2004, Task Force Lancer, under

Operation Anaconda. *U.S. Navy (United States Navy) Chief Chris Kyle of SEAL Team Three has 255 kills, 160 of which are officially confirmed by the Pentagon, during four deployments to Iraq between 2003 and 2009. Kyle, now retired, is the deadliest marksman in US military history. During the Second Battle of Fallujah alone, when US Marines (United States Marine Corps) fought running battles in the streets with several thousand insurgents, he killed 40 people. For his

president Hamid Karzai withdraw, alleging that election irregularities had invalidated the vote. (Reuters) (BBC) ** Heavy fighting in Fallujah continues as U.S. tanks blockade the city and insurgent targets are hit by air and artillery. Hospital officials say four civilians, including a child, were killed.


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City, Baghdad Progress was slow due to escalating tensions and violence, and attacks against the American military increased significantly in late 2003. On November 9, 2003, a violent confrontation erupted between the chairman of the District Council, elements of the 2d ACR, and a team from the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion. The chairman refused to surrender a pistol during security screening and became violent, forcing an American

people were killed in Baghdad's Shiite district of Sadr City, and the second al-Askari bombing (2007 al-Askari Mosque bombing) in 2007, they provoked Shiite militias to unleash a wave of retaliatory attacks, resulting in death squad-style killings and spiraling further sectarian violence which escalated in 2006 and brought Iraq to the brink of violent anarchy in 2007. DeYoung, Karen Pincus, Walter. "

periodically engaged in violent conflict with US and other Coalition forces, while the larger Sadrist movement has formed its own religious courts, and organized social services, law enforcement and prisons in areas under its control. ** Suicide bombers detonate boats alongside two oil tankers and a coalition (Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–present) boat in the Persian Gulf, targeting Iraq's main oil terminal, Basra.


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deadly track record as a marksman during his deployment to Ramadi, the insurgents named him 'Al-Shaitan Ramad' - the Devil of Rahmadi - and put a $20,000 bounty on his head. His most legendary shot came outside Sadr City in 2008 when he shot an insurgent with a rocket launcher near an Army (United States Army) convoy with his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle at .

-Kyle--deadliest-sniper-US-history.html#ixzz1iRO9i9Fo 255 confirmed kills: Meet Navy SEAL Chris Kyle... the deadliest sniper in US history Retrieved 2012-03-01. * British Army Corporal Christopher Reynolds of the 3d. battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland, the Black Watch, shot and killed a Taliban commander at a range of using a .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6 mm) L115A3 (Accuracy International AWM#British Armed Forces) rifle. ref>


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;British sniper describes moment he shot Taliban commander... from two kilometres away. Retrieved 2010-02-09. * November 15 – Al Jazeera launches its English language news channel, ''Al Jazeera English''.


military world

-woiq.html Christian Science Monitor - Democracy from Scratch District and neighborhood councils were established, giving the residents of Sadr City representation in the new Iraqi government. The municipal building became the centerpiece of the reconstruction effort, and it was the site of a forward outpost of American soldiers that met daily with council members and citizens. military world iraq sadr-city-imagery.htm Global Security.org - Sadr

; See also External links *The Globe and Mail article on Saddam City *PKFHSPKFHS military world iraq sadr-city.htm Sadr City on GlobalSecurity.org * Sadr City Psychosocial Report


intense

with the use of Strykers from the 1st Squadron, 2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment led by LTC Daniel Barnett. The fighting grew so intense that armored vehicles as well as M2A3 Bradley IFV (M2 Bradley) and M1A1 2 Abrams MBT (M1 Abrams) were called in for assistance. The Mahdi Army relied heavily in the use of improvised explosive devices allegedly smuggled from Iran

ST2008032804069.html?sid ST2008032804069 title 19 Tense Hours in Sadr City Alongside the Mahdi Army publisher Washington Post date March 2008 accessdate 2008-03-29 first Sudarsan last Raghavan and engaged U.S forces with sniper fire and intense small arms engagements in the heavily congested urban area. The U.S. launched at least one air strike, killing 10 reported militants. As of March 29, 2008, about 75 Iraqis have been killed and 500 injured. The Iraq Health Ministry claims


strong showing

or motorcycle was detonated in the Muraidi Market of the town, killing at least 69 civilians and wounding over 150. Voters in Sadr City allowed the Iraqi National Alliance to make huge gains in provincial elections (Iraqi governorate elections, 2009) in 2009 and parliamentary elections (Iraqi parliamentary election, 2010) in 2010. Strong showing for anti-U.S. cleric in Baghdad slum ref>


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that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević died from heart failure. (Channel 4 News) * Six car bombs explode in Sadr City, a neighborhood in Baghdad, killing at least forty-six people. (CNN) * In Malta, the Malta Labour Party makes a big victory in the Local Council Elections (Maltese local council elections, 2006) (Times of Malta) Raddatz began her tenure at ABC News in 1999 as the network's State Department (U.S. State Department) correspondent and became ABC's senior national security correspondent in May 2003, reporting extensively from Iraq. From 1993 to 1998, Raddatz covered the Pentagon (Pentagon (building)) for National Public Radio. Prior to joining NPR in 1993, Raddatz was the chief correspondent at the ABC News Boston (Boston, Massachusetts) affiliate WCVB-TV. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller (New York Times Best Seller list) ''The Long Road Home'', a book about the war (Iraq war) in Sadr City, Iraq. A suicide bomber exploded a truck bomb in the crowded Al-Ula market in Sadr City (w:Sadr City) in Baghdad (w:Baghdad) on Saturday, killing 66 people and injuring over a 100. At a separate news-conference, US (United States) military spokesperson Major General William Caldwell said the security plan is showing signs of progress. "The murders and executions have come down by over 50 percent," Caldwell said. He did acknowledge that reduced violence in Baghdad's Sadr City (w:Sadr City) neighborhood may be linked to the absence of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (w:Muqtada al-Sadr), who he said was still in neighboring Iran as of 24 hours ago. Two explosions occurred within quarter of an hour of each other in the late afternoon in Sadr City (w:Sadr City). The bombings hit a restaurant and a flea market. A third vehicle in the area laden with bombs was discovered and defused (w:bomb disposal) without incident by police.


track record

deadly track record as a marksman during his deployment to Ramadi, the insurgents named him 'Al-Shaitan Ramad' - the Devil of Rahmadi - and put a $20,000 bounty on his head. His most legendary shot came outside Sadr City in 2008 when he shot an insurgent with a rocket launcher near an Army (United States Army) convoy with his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle at thumb right 250px M88 of the 11th ACR in Iraq, 2005 (File:M88A1 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.jpg)On 30 January 2005, 1st Squadron left Fort Irwin for Iraq. After spending about three weeks in Kuwait, the Squadron moved to Camp Taji on the outskirts of Baghdad. ''11th ACR Homepage'' Irwin.Army.mil The Squadron was assigned the task of patrolling the Adhamiyah sector of Baghdad, a suburb of Baghdad just north of Sadr City. The Squadron was also assigned the task of training Iraqi Army units to ultimately take over control of the sector. Wester, Matthew. "Cavalry Troops Patrol Sha’ab Neighborhood." Defendamerica.mil. June 18, 2008, the Iraqi Army launched a major operation in Amarah to wrest the city from the control of militias loyal to Moqtada al Sadr and to reduce the flow of weapons and Shiite militants transiting through the city from nearby Iran. The operation, codenamed Promise of Peace (Bashir Al Salem in Arabic), followed significant Iraqi Army operations in Basra, the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad, and Mosul in the first half of 2008. Londono, Ernesto and Aahad Ali. "Iraq, US Launch Crackdown." Washington Post, June 20, 2008. ** In addition to Abed Rauf Nabhan, seven Palestinians, including two Palestinian Authority policemen, are reported to have been killed today. A total of 94 Palestinians, about half of whom were civilians, including 18 children, have been killed since Israel began its offensive (Jabalia Offensive) 10 days ago. (ABC News)(BBC) * Conflict in Iraq (Iraqi resistance): A peace agreement is reached in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City between the Iraqi government (Iraq interim government) and local militants loyal to Shia (Shia Islam) cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The militants will turn in medium and heavy weapons during a five-day grace period, and Iraqi and U.S. (United States of America) forces will then take control of the area. (CNN) * Afghanistan's presidential election (Afghan presidential election, 2004) ends peacefully, but its legitimacy comes into question when all 15 candidates opposing incumbent president (List of leaders of Afghanistan) Hamid Karzai withdraw, alleging that election irregularities had invalidated the vote. (Reuters) (BBC) ** Heavy fighting in Fallujah continues as U.S. tanks blockade the city and insurgent targets are hit by air and artillery. Hospital officials say four civilians, including a child, were killed. (Reuters) (ABC) ** A mortar (Mortar (weapon)) round hits an arms collection depot in the Sadr City suburb of Baghdad shortly before the scheduled visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, killing two Iraqi National Guard members and a civilian. In Latifiyah (25 miles south of Baghdad), gunmen ambush and kill nine Iraqi policemen who were returning from training in Jordan. (Reuters) (ABC) * About 20,000 protesters march in London, United Kingdom, to demand an end to the "illegal occupation" of Iraq. (Reuters) (The Scotsman) Abu Anas al-Shami was killed by an American missile strike against his car in September 2004 (the exact date is disputed) near Abu Ghraib, The Challenge of Terrorism and Religious Extremism in Jordan, Center for Contemporary Conflict, US Navy (United States Navy) when he had been sent by Zarqawi to the Sadr City area of Baghdad. A eulogy to him was written by Zarqawi's first spiritual mentor, Abu Muhammad Asem al-Maqdisi, and appeared on the Tawhed website which is run by Maqdisi's organisation on behalf of al-Qaeda. In late August 2005, violence occurred in Najaf, Nasiriyah, Diwaniyah, and Sadr City (Baghdad). The Shi'ite infighting was between the supporters of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the Badr Organization, who are backed by the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). Both sides blame each other for the violence. Some Shi'a National Assembly (National Assembly of Iraq) members and ministers suspended their membership in the council because of the violence. Since Sadr's Mahdi Army were expelled from the city of Najaf, fighting between rival Shi'a groups has ceased. In April–June 2008, two brigades of the Iraqi Army 11th Division, supported by US forces, moved into the southern third of Sadr City. They were tasked to stop rocket and mortar attacks on US bases and the Green Zone. Following the Siege of Sadr City - a month of fighting - the Mahdi Army agrees to let Iraqi forces into the remaining portion of the city. On May 20, troops from the Iraqi Army 3rd Brigade of the 1st (Iraqi Reaction Force) Division (1st Division (Iraq)) and a brigade from the 9th Division move into the northern districts of Sadr City and begin clearing operations. Near the end of his active service, the U.S. invasion of Iraq began. Sheehan re-enlisted, knowing that his unit would be sent there. Cindy Sheehan Has an Agenda, ''American Chronicle'' Sheehan's division, the First Cavalry Division (1st Cavalry Division (United States)), was sent to Iraq. On March 19, 2004, Sheehan's Battery C, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, arrived at FOB (Forward Operating Base) Camp War Eagle in Sadr City. On April 4, 2004, Sheehan was killed in action after volunteering to be part of a Quick Reaction Force to rescue American troops. For example, the 23 November 2006 Sadr City bombings killed at least 215 people and injured hundreds more in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, sparking reprisal attacks, or the 3 February 2007 Baghdad market bombing which killed at least 135 and injured more than 300, while the co-ordinated 2 March 2004 Iraq Ashura bombings (including car bombs, suicide bombers and mortar (Mortar (weapon)), grenade and rocket attacks) killed at least 178 people and injured at least 500. GSFP founding members * Cindy and Patrick Sheehan (Cindy Sheehan) - parents of Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, KIA (Killed in action) in Sadr City, Baghdad on April 4, 2004) Joshua Frank, An Interview with Cindy Sheehan, CounterPunch, October 3, 2005. * Jane and Jim Bright - mother and stepfather of Army Sgt. Evan Ashcraft, KIA in Mosul, Iraq on July 24, 2003 '''Camp War Eagle''' was the name of the United States Army camp located at the Northeast corner of the Baghdad slum known as Sadr City. It was established in May 2003 by 1st Squadron 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (2nd Cavalry Regiment (United States)) (known as the War Eagles) and B Company 2nd Battalion 37th Armor Regiment (37th Armor Regiment (United States)) which is an element of 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division (1st Armored Division (United States)). Some of the first battles with the Mahdi Army were fought out of this camp in early 2004. ideology Shi'a (Shia Islam) Islamism Iraqi nationalism Religious nationalism Conservatism (Conservatism#Religious conservatism) headquarters Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq international Following the fall of Baghdad (2003 invasion of Baghdad), the majority-Shi'a suburb of Saddam City was unofficially but popularly renamed to Sadr City in his honor. Sadr City was the first part of Baghdad to overthrow the Baath Party in 2003. Mohammad al-Sadr's son, Muqtada al-Sadr, is currently the leader of the Sadr-ist movement and bases his legitimacy upon his relationship to his father. Muqtada al-Sadr led a guerilla uprising against U.S. Troops in the Iraq War from 2003 to 2006. ** 36 male corpses have been found in a shallow river near the town of Kut, Iraq. (BBC) ** Violence occurs in Najaf, Nasiriyah, Diwaniyah and Sadr City (Baghdad). Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr calls for an end to violence between his followers engaging a rival Shiite group, the Badr Organizations (backed by the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). Both groups blame the other, while some Shia National Assembly (National Assembly of Iraq) members and ministers suspend their membership in the council because of the violence. (CNN) (Standard) (New Kerala) * The German Constitutional Court (Federal Constitutional Court of Germany) rules that early elections on September 18 (German federal election, 2005) may go ahead. (BBC) * Conflict in Iraq: **At least four Shia Muslims, believed to be members of the Mahdi Army are killed by US soldiers in a gunfight following a U.S. (United States) raid into Sadr City, eastern Baghdad. (BBC) ** Nine people die following a bomb attack on a police station in Hilla. (BBC) * Reports claim that a post-mortem examination has found that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević died from heart failure. (Channel 4 News) * Six car bombs explode in Sadr City, a neighborhood in Baghdad, killing at least forty-six people. (CNN) * In Malta, the Malta Labour Party makes a big victory in the Local Council Elections (Maltese local council elections, 2006) (Times of Malta) Raddatz began her tenure at ABC News in 1999 as the network's State Department (U.S. State Department) correspondent and became ABC's senior national security correspondent in May 2003, reporting extensively from Iraq. From 1993 to 1998, Raddatz covered the Pentagon (Pentagon (building)) for National Public Radio. Prior to joining NPR in 1993, Raddatz was the chief correspondent at the ABC News Boston (Boston, Massachusetts) affiliate WCVB-TV. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller (New York Times Best Seller list) ''The Long Road Home'', a book about the war (Iraq war) in Sadr City, Iraq. A suicide bomber exploded a truck bomb in the crowded Al-Ula market in Sadr City (w:Sadr City) in Baghdad (w:Baghdad) on Saturday, killing 66 people and injuring over a 100. At a separate news-conference, US (United States) military spokesperson Major General William Caldwell said the security plan is showing signs of progress. "The murders and executions have come down by over 50 percent," Caldwell said. He did acknowledge that reduced violence in Baghdad's Sadr City (w:Sadr City) neighborhood may be linked to the absence of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (w:Muqtada al-Sadr), who he said was still in neighboring Iran as of 24 hours ago. Two explosions occurred within quarter of an hour of each other in the late afternoon in Sadr City (w:Sadr City). The bombings hit a restaurant and a flea market. A third vehicle in the area laden with bombs was discovered and defused (w:bomb disposal) without incident by police.

Sadr City

'''Sadr City''' ( - ''Madinat aṣ-Ṣadr'') formerly known as '''الثورة''' is a suburb district of the city of Baghdad, Iraq. It was built in 1959 by Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Iraq) Abdul Karim Qassim (Abd al-Karim Qasim) and later unofficially renamed Sadr City after Shia (Shia Islam) leader Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr.

Sadr City (or more accurately Thawra District (Administrative districts in Baghdad#Thawra District) — - ''ħayy ath-Thawra'') is one of nine administrative districts in Baghdad. A public housing project neglected by Saddam Hussein, Sadr City holds around 1 million residents. Summary results of the census of buildings and installations and families in 2009 - the Iraqi Ministry of Planning, the Central Bureau of Statistics

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