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 commentary on the recent operations against Jaysh al-Mahdi militias in Basra and their effects in Baghdad.
According to MNF-I Commander General Petraeus, Iranian-linked groups were responsible for Sunday's deadly attack on the Green Zone.
The Karadah security district is located in central Baghdad, on the southeastern bank of the Tigris River. To the north and northeast, Karadah neighbors the districts of Rusafa and 9 Nissan, respectively. Opposite the Tigris, the Karadah peninsula neighbors the Karkh district to the north and the Rasheed district to the south.