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.
This Backgrounder details the recent increase in Special Groups violence in Baghdad.
Arabic news from Iraq, translated and summarized
Situated in northeast Baghdad along the Tigris River, the Adhamiyah security district neighbors Sadr City to the southeast, Rusafa to the south, and the Kadhimiyah district across the Tigris. The district is made up of a number of smaller neighborhoods, including Adhamiyah, Basateen, Beida, Maghreb, Qahira, Rabi, Shamasiya, Shaab, Tunis, Ur, and Waziriya.
An operation to secure the population of Baghdad by targeting al Qaeda, Sunni insurgent, and Shi'a extremist elements.