The Jaysh al-Mahdi (JAM, جيش المهدي) militia emerged in 2003 as a security guarantor in Sadrist-dominated neighborhoods. The militia also defended Sadrist political institutions and Muqtada’s interests.
Jaysh al-Mahdi, or JAM, is the militia of the Sadrist Trend.
This Google Earth file maps Multi-National Force-Iraq press releases on activity by and against Iranian-backed Special Groups.
A sermon given by ISCI's Jalal al-Din al-Saghir at Baghdad's Buratha Mosque on March 21, 2008
A commentary on the recent operations against Jaysh al-Mahdi militias in Basra and their effects in Baghdad.
In a new AEI report, ISW President Kimberly Kagan, Frederick W. Kagan, and Danielle Pletka present empirical evidence of Iranian activities in its immediate environs.
PowerPoint Presentation by Kimberly Kagan as part of the report, Iranian Influence in the Levant, Iraq, and Afghanistan at the American Enterprise Institute.