3, by the American Army said, "Constables with the 6th Emergency Response Battalion arrested Ghassan Adnan Hamza, a suspected terrorist cell leader associated with Jaysh Al Mahdi Sept.
What does JAM stand for?
JAM stands for Jaysh Al Mahdi (Arabic name of Mahdi militia insurgency group in Iraq)
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The Mahdi Army, also known as Jaysh al Mahdi in Arabic, is an Iraqi paramilitary force created by Sadr in June 2003.
Overall the security situation has improved as a result of the major security operation in March called the Charge of the Nights, conducted by the Iraqi army against the Jaysh al Mahdi militia, which had taken control of Basra.
At the same time, Sadr's 3,000-strong Jaysh Al Mahdi (the Army of the Mahdi - the hidden Imam of the Jaafari Shhites) is being mobilised and heavily armed to spearhead a nationwide Islamic uprising against the US-led forces.
Three weeks ago, according to press reports, Sadr's Jaysh Al Mahdi wiped out a village in central Iraq which refused to adhere to its puritanical creed, killing some inhabitants and forcing the rest to flee.
The Apr 5 gunfire ends coalition restraint in the face of days of protests orchestrated by Sadr and his Jaysh Al Mahdi army across central and southern Iraq.
The militias include the Badr Brigade, SCIRI's military wing, and Jaysh Al Mahdi belonging to young Shiite mullah Muqtada Al Sadr who is strongly opposed to the US presence in Iraq.