Kalashnikovs bristle on every street corner in Baghdad's Sadr City, a stronghold of Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army. Click "Play Video" to view images of the fighting in one of the world's most dangerous neighborhoods. (Report: M. Ibrahim and L. Menget)
One street corner, one Kalashnikov. This is
While it has consistently been a hotbed of militant activity,
Many of the combatants here are young, and it’s used as a training ground to test the mettle of potential candidates for al Sadr’s black brigades militia
On May 10, al Sadr’s militia agreed to a ceasefire with government forces, but fighting seems to continue, if only in a limited manner, as these images attest.
Like others before them, many of the fighters in
Date created : 2008-05-18