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Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Two citizens were injured Sunday in a bomb blast in eastern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Alghad Press news website, the source said, “An explosive charge went off near a workshop at Sadr City in eastern Baghdad, leaving two citizens ...
In 2007-08, Robb deployed with a military transition team to Iraq near Sadr City in Baghdad where he advised the Iraqi army on convoy movements, leadership and command strategies. Todd went to Afghanistan in 2008 and served at Forward Operating Base Salerno, and Robb was sent to the base in 2010. The base was ...

In 2007, news correspondent Martha Raddatz published The Long Road Home describing the events of April 4th, 2004 when 2-5 Cavalry assumed their mission in Sadr City, Iraq in the midst of a horrific ambush. Sadr City had been quiet for a year, the Shia population was waiting to see if the American ...
Both maintain headquarters in the eponymous Sadr City, the highly impoverished and frequently attacked district of Baghdad. And both say they are fighting - politically speaking - for the same future for its three million residents, and the millions of Iraqs beyond. Salam Ali, a member of the Iraqi Communist ...
The coalitions have formed for Iraq's parliamentary elections, scheduled for May. While parties and coalitions based on ethnic and sectarian identities are prevalent in the race, at the same time, formerly sectarian parties have reinvented themselves as national movements. The Sadrists, followers of Shia ...
Iraqi weightlifter Roqaya Ahmed, 12, trains at a club in Sadr City, east of Baghdad. — AFP. Baghdad — The weightlifters on Iraq's national women's team train hard every day, both to bring home the medals and to help ease the financial burden of running a home. Jerking weights heavier than themselves at ...

Iraqi weightlifter Khadeeja Ismal Abdullah, trains on January 18, 2018 at a club in Sadr City, east of Baghdad. Photo: Ahmed al-Rubaye | AFP. by Khalil Jalil The weightlifters on Iraq's national women's team train hard every day, both to bring home the medals and to help ease the financial burden of running a home.
On April 4, 2004, the 2-5 battalion of the 1st Cavalry Division was just taking over responsibility for Sadr City, a large Baghdad slum with a population of 2 million. A platoon of 18 soldiers and their interpreter was returning to its base from the most routine of missions, providing security for sewage trucks, ...
The clip was filmed at their gym in the notoriously violent and conservative Sadr City and involves interviews with the team's star -90kg athlete Huda Salim Al-Saedi, who holds multiple Iraqi records in the sport, and team coach Abbas Ahmed, who doesn't hold back as he discusses the financial hardships ...
Then, on April 4, 2004, Robert, who at the time was just 25, was shot by insurgents in Sadr City, Iraq. What began as a routine patrol escorting sewage trucks, known as the “honey wagons,” ended up in surprise ambushes in which Robert; his best friend, Israel Garza; and six other soldiers were killed.
BAGHDAD (AFP) – The weightlifters on Iraq's national women's team train hard every day, both to bring home the medals and to help ease the financial burden of running a home. Jerking weights heavier than themselves at a rundown gym in Baghdad's conservative Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City, the ...
Jerking weights heavier than themselves at a rundown gym in Baghdad's conservative Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City, the young women and girls come together for three hours every day. The girls are focused as they work out between the small gym's peeling pale mint walls, one of which is adorned ...
People stand between damaged vehicles and market stands at the Alwa produce market in Sadr City, in the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 8, 2017. (Photo: EFE). Iraq UNAMI ISIS. A+ A A-. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – During January, 115 civilians were killed and 250 more injured due to violence, terrorism, ...
Inhabited almost exclusively by a Shia Muslim population, Sadr City is regularly targeted by Sunni extremist groups, such as ISIS. The neighborhood is also, and above all, a conservative bastion, one of the few areas of the Iraqi capital where women systematically wear the abaya cloak — the full black veil ...
Valuable lessons have been learned from the battle for Sadr City, a large suburb of Baghdad, in 2008, Israel going into Gaza in 2014 and the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in Mosul last year. Even with close air support, aerial surveillance and precision weapons supplied by Western allies, Iraqi security forces ...
“I was not a murderer: I had merely plucked the fruit of death before it fell to the ground.” The grisly imagery here seems apt when one considers the speaker: a composite of human carrion, “the Whatsitsname” who must kill almost unceasingly to replace his rotting body parts with the fresher ones of his ...
The interior ministry put the death toll at at least 16 with 65 wounded. Medical sources say the death toll is expected to rise, with many critically injuried. Al Tayaran is a major intersection in eastern Baghdad between Sadr city and al-Jumariyah bridge over the Euphrates river. All roads into the square have ...

Although Mikko Alanne's “The Long Road Home” is a story based on a true tale that follows a group of American soldiers ambushed during an attack in Sadr City, the themes the show taps into are not specific to any one region. “I wanted to illuminate, as intimately as possible, the real face of war: the ...
People look at a burned vehicle at the site of a car bomb attack in a busy square at Baghdad's sprawling Sadr City district. Reuters. Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – One person was killed and two others were injured in a bomb blast in Baghdad Tuesday, a security source was quoted as saying. “An explosive ...
The Great place was turned into a movie backlot for a mini-series filmed here in 2017. The National Geographic miniseries “The Long Road Home,” detailed the events of “Black Sunday,” April 4, 2004, when a 1st Cav. Div. platoon was ambushed in Sadr City, Iraq, and the rescue missions to save them, ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi chose on Sunday one of the country's largest popular markets to kick off his campaign to collect illegal weapons and their traders. Located in Sadr city east of Baghdad, the Mreidy market is notorious for selling and buying all sorts of used goods, including stolen ones.
Based on Martha Raddatz's bestseller, “The Long Road Home” chronicles the events of April 4, 2004, when a platoon was ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad, in an attack that came to be known as “Black Sunday.” The movie was filmed in 2016 on a large set built at Foot Hood in Killeen, Texas, where the ...
Based on the New York Times best-selling book by internationally acclaimed journalist Martha Raddatz, “The Long Road Home” tells the story of “Black Sunday,” when a small platoon of soldiers from the US 1st Cavalry Division was ferociously ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad, in April 2004. Eight soldiers ...
The paramilitary wing of influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al Sadr on Dec. 11 agreed to disband its forces and hand over its cache of weapons to the Iraqi government, making it the first Shia militia to lay down its arms in the aftermath of Islamic State's defeat in the country. During a televised speech Dec.
Joey Luthman plays Medford native Jonathan Riddell in the National Geographic television series “The Long Road Home.” The eight-part miniseries recounts the fight for survival after the Army's 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, was ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad, April 4, 2004. [National ...
On April 4, 2004, the 2-5 battalion of the 1st Cavalry Division was just taking over responsibility for Sadr City, a large Baghdad slum with a population of 2 million. A platoon of 18 soldiers and their interpreter was returning to its base from the most routine of missions, providing security for sewage trucks, ...
It depicts what was dubbed “Black Sunday” during the Iraq War – when several Army 1st Cavalry Division soldiers were ambushed on April 4, 2004, in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. By the end of the eight-hour ordeal, eight American soldiers died and 65 more were injured. The series is based on the ...
BAGHDAD (AFP) - A car bomb in the Iraqi capital's Shi'ite-majority district of Sadr City on Monday (Aug 28) killed 11 people and wounded another 26, security officials and medical sources said. A police officer, who asked to remain anonymous, said the bombing in northeastern Baghdad left "11 dead and ...
It was a remarkable moment, and Maliki went on to launch subsequent operations that drove JAM from Amara, Qurnah, Kut, and even Sadr City itself. He then went on to win Iraq's 2009 provincial elections and come in second (to the secular Shi'a Ayad Allawi) in Iraq's 2010 national elections, all because ...
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been a major issue in the War on Terror. These injuries are severe and can have a lasting impact. Current helmets, while effective against some combat hazards, such as fragments and, in some cases, bullets, aren't so great at preventing TBI. A Swedish company, MIPS, has developed a ...
"Jerusalem is ours and Jerusalem belongs to the Arabs," hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators chanted in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, where Israeli and American flags were also torched. "Death to America! Death to Israel!" was the rallying cry as thousands demonstrated in Tehran and other Iranian cities.
A correspondent for NRT Arabic in Baghdad reports that the Palestinian ambassador in Iraq, Ahmed Aql, attended Friday prayers in Sadr City. Trump signed a resolution to recognize Washington as Jerusalem's capital and to begin steps to move the U.S. Embassy there. Demonstrations are underway ...
Based on The Long Road Home, ABC journalist Martha Raddatz's account of a harrowing 2004 ambush and subsequent battles in Sadr City, a Baghdad neighborhood, a new miniseries strives to transport viewers to both the battlefield, and the family drama at home. For production designer Seth Reed, ...
As medics worked to save Chen's life, Bourquin and his fellow soldiers fought their way to a Sadr City home so everyone could take cover.
"On April 4, 2004, the First Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad -- a day that later came to be ...
On April 4, 2004, the 2-5 battalion of the 1st Cavalry Division was just taking over responsibility for Sadr City, a large Baghdad slum with a ...
“They constructed a 12-acre replica of Sadr City, Iraq that is so realistic,” she says. “I mean I seriously would walk down the set and find myself ...
This stretch of road is meant to look like the route the soldiers were on in Sadr City, Iraq, when they were ambushed. Photo by Seth Reed, “The ...
In the limited series based on Martha Raddatz's book, Fisher stars as Tomas Young, the Iraq war veteran who famously became a war protester after being paralyzed during an ambush in Sadr City only days after being sent to fight overseas. “Tomas' story is one of those stories where once you know it, ...
... his sights. A bullet from the AK-47 slams under Young's left collarbone, right where the Kevlar jacket ends. You see him fall backward, the bullets from his gun clattering onto the open bed of the 2.5-ton LMTV truck where he was squeezed in with other soldiers. The men were easy targets in Sadr City, Iraq.
In early 2004, members of the 1st Calvary Division Platoon of Fort Hood, Texas, were based in Sadr City's Camp War Eagle as part of a ...
... Raddatz's bestseller of the same name, which details the story of a U.S. military platoon that was ambused on April 4, 2004 in Sadr City, Iraq.
The Army veteran had survived a secondary two-blast injury while deployed in Sadr City, Iraq, and has since endured seven knee surgeries, five shoulder ...
Hussein, originally from Baghdad's Shiite-dominant Sadr City, was stationed in Qaim in 2006 to fight IS' progenitor, AQI. In the northern axis of ...
The Army had Sadr City, Mosul (before ISIS), Samarra, and more. The largest service also has some institutional memories of urban battle from ...
I thought through the key places I remembered: Forward Operating Base Loyalty, Forward Operation Base Justice, Sadr City. Those forward ...
He was killed in a bombing of a government building in Sadr City, Iraq, while he was on his second tour of duty. Vera Kelley said she was ...
Aftermath of a car explosion in Baghdad's al-Sadr city which was claimed by Islamic State. Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An army member was ...
Aftermath of a car explosion in Baghdad's al-Sadr city which was claimed by Islamic State. Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An army member was ...
7) An eight-episode mini-series, set in the Sadr City section of Baghdad and at Fort Hood, Tex., and based on the television reporter Martha ...


 

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