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Battle of Amarah
Part of the Post-invasion Iraq
Date19–20 October 2006
(1 day)
Result Ceasefire, Iraqi army retakes city
Iraq Iraq Mahdi Army
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Muqtada al-Sadr
Unknown 800 militiamen
Casualties and losses
10 killed [1]
6 wounded [2]
15 killed
90 wounded[1]
2 civilians killed
22 civilians wounded[2]

The Battle of Amarah took place from October 19 to October 20, 2006, between the Mahdi Army and police, who were largely members of the Badr Organization. Fighting began on October 19, when 800 masked members of the Mahdi army stormed three police stations in Amarah.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Shi'ite militia in show of strength". boston.com.
  2. ^ a b Mahdi militia seize Amarah - The News Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Shi'ite militia briefly seizes Amarah - China Daily". chinadaily.com.cn.