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".

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://healingiraq.blogspot.com/baghdadethno1.JPG
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-04-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.humanitarianinfo.org/iraq/maps/280a%2520A4%2520Baghdad%2520districts%2520neighbourh%2520300dpi.pdf (see sector 34, "Mashtal, Ameen, Nafit, Rustomiya", in the District "7 Nissan".)