Al-Jihad (Baghdad)

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Jihad is a neighborhood in the Al Rashid district in western Baghdad.

The New York Times calls it "A former slice of mixed middle-class calm in the heart of western Baghdad, Jihad fell to Sunni insurgents after the American invasion. Flowing in from neighboring Amiriya to streets dominated by former Baathist intelligence officers, the extremist groups shot and killed barbers, government officials and businessmen and dumped their bodies in the streets for all to see."

Since 2006 the Shia Mahdi Army has gradually seized control.[citation needed]


Coordinates: 33°17′N 44°17′E / 33.283°N 44.283°E / 33.283; 44.283