Sadr City

Sadr City (Arabic: مدينة الصدر‎ - Madinat aṣ-Ṣadr) is a suburb district of the city of Baghdad, Iraq. It was built in 1959 by Prime Minister Abdul Karim Qassim and later unofficially renamed Sadr City after Shia leader Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr.

Sadr City (or more accurately Thawra District — Arabic: حيّ الثورة‎ - ħayy ath-Thawra) is one of nine administrative districts in Baghdad. A public housing project neglected by Saddam Hussein, Sadr City holds more than 3 million Shiite residents.

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Siege Of Sadr City - Siege - Current Situation
... In the words of an al-Sadr official both sides were waging a war of attrition against each other with the Coalition troops not being able to push ... Iraqi Army Units had secured or captured all of Sadr City, receiving little resistance as the 10,000 man force backed by tanks rolled past barricades and into the center of the city ... However, Mahdi Army fighters remained in Sadr City, blended in the civilian population, with their weapons ...
Siege Of Sadr City - Siege - 2008 U.S. Assault
... The statement was seen to be directed at Muqtada al-Sadr, who derives most of his support from Sadr City ... military force (Iraqi elements drawn from the 11th Division) moved into the southern suburbs of Sadr City, provoking heavy street fighting as militiamen opened fire with ... on the Green Zone by seizing neighborhoods in Sadr City used as launching points by the Mahdi Army, Rockets and mortar fire continued to fall on the Green Zone and U.S ...
Sadr City - History - Recent History
... After a year of relative calm, Sadr City was struck by a massive bomb blast on June 24, 2009 when a bomb-laden vegetable cart or motorcycle was detonated in the Muraidi Market of the town, killing at ... Voters in Sadr City allowed the Iraqi National Alliance to make huge gains in provincial elections in 2009 and parliamentary elections in 2010 ...
Siege Of Sadr City
... The Siege of Sadr City was a blockade of the Shi'a district of northeastern Baghdad carried out by U.S ... Authority following the government banning of a newspaper published by Muqtada Al-Sadr's Sadrist Movement ... The most intense periods of fighting in Sadr City occurred during the first uprising in April 2004, the second in August the same year, during the sectarian conflict that gripped Baghdad in late 2006, during the ...
Muntadhar Al-Zaidi - Shoe Incident - Timeline
... Crowds gathered in Sadr City district of Baghdad and called for "hero" Muntadhar al-Zaidi to be freed from custody ... The demonstrators in Sadr City and Najaf alluded to the shoes ... Participants in Sadr City "waved shoes attached to long poles," and those in Najaf threw their shoes at a passing United States military convoy ...

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