sadr city

Bomb Rips Baghdad Market Ahead of U.S. Pullback

Jun 25, 2009
At least 76 people were killed and more than 150 wounded in Baghdad by a bomb detonated in a busy marketplace Wednesday night. The bombing, just six days before U.S. security forces are set to pull back from Iraq's cities and towns, was the third such incident to inflict double-digit civilian casualties in the last two weeks.

Preparations Made for Sadr City Assault

May 7, 2008
After a seven week surge in violent street clashes and an estimated 1,000 civilian deaths in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad alone, U.S. and Iraqi forces are now preparing an overwhelming military offensive they hope will completely annihilate active Shia resistance movements and pacify the area, making it safe for occupation.

Iraq Death Toll Spikes in April

May 2, 2008
April was the cruelest month in seven months in terms of the numbers of both civilians and US troops who lost their lives in Iraq A spate of deadly bombings on Wednesday killed four U soldiers, bringing the monthlong total of American dead to 50, and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's crackdown on Shiite followers of Moqtada al-Sadr made for more intense violence, particularly in Basra and Sadr City, which contributed to a reported 969 Iraqi civilian deaths.
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U.S. Builds Wall in Sadr City

Apr 18, 2008
Sadr City, the Baghdad neighborhood turned refuge for Iraqi insurgents, is getting a infrastructural makeover this week as workers begin building a wall to isolate the area from the rest of the capital city US forces say the construction is a security measure to stem anti-U and anti-coalition activity.

Baghdad Raid Kills 32, Sparks Protests

Aug 9, 2007
An overnight attack carried out by American and Iraqi forces against an alleged militant cell killed 32 people in Sadr City, US military sources reported Wednesday The raid targeted members of the Mahdi Army militia believed to be smuggling weapons and working in tandem with Iranian militants against U forces, but other sources claimed that women and children numbered among the dead.