Al-Amin al-Thaniyah

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Al-Amin al-Thaniyah is a neighborhood in New Baghdad, a district on the east side of Baghdad.

It was named after the Caliph al-Amin[citation needed]. In 2003, Shiites renamed it to "Al-Murthadha District", after Ali Murthadha, the first Shiite imam.[1]

The controversial airstrikes on July 12, 2007 by a US army attack helicopter, which killed a number of civilians, among them two Reuters news staff, took place here.

Variant transliterations into English[edit]

  • "al-Amin"[2] / "Amin"[3]/"Ameen"[4]
  • "Thanniyah" can also be spelled "Thania" or "Thanya".

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