by Hawar Berwani Sep 22, 2013, 11:50 am. "I think it's been healing for a lot of the guys. 36 For the U.S. military, it marked what was, at the time, the worst single day in terms of casualties since Vietnam. Martha Raddatz' 2007 book chronicling the ambush has been turned into an 8-part National Geographic series. Reflections: The Sadr City Sniper Soldiers from 4th Platoon, Company A, 1-2 SCR, load back onto their Stryker after a dismounted patrol in Sadr City. Eight Americans died in the ambush that day, and 65 were wounded. Eight Americans died in the ambush that day, and 65 were wounded. It was April 4th, 2004, and troops from the 1st Cavalry, out of Fort Hood, Texas had just arrived in Iraq. For the U.S. military, it marked what was, at the time, the worst single day in terms of casualties since Vietnam. On October 9, 2003, the Mahdi Army In Sadr City ambushed an American convoy, inflicting multiple casualties. Then, a second bomb hit, launching a three-hour ordeal to retrieve both crippled Bradleys and evacuate the wounded. Al-Sadr lives in Najaf but Sadr City, teeming with thousands of young, unemployed Shi'ites, is his main power base. in Security Sadr city casualties reach 280 deaths, injuries. Posted on 08/08/2004 7:53:56 AM PDT by Diogenesis. There were no casualties. GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 8/7/04-Basra,Najaf,Sadr City Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects, and many brave photographers | 8/87/04 | President Bush and the valiant US Military with the Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil . They had been handed a routine mission, Photo by Master Sgt. It's been healing for me, too," she says. The large majority of the direct attacks by the Mahdi Army against US and Iraqi forces in Sadr City are occurring on Qods Street, where a barrier is being erected to separate the Iraqi Army and US controlled sections in the south from the northern portion of the district, the US military told The Long War Journal.The Mahdi Army is attempting to stop the building of the barrier. ABC News journalist Martha Raddatz wrote about it in her 2007 book, The Long Road Home , and now it's been turned into an eight part TV drama from National Geographic. Ambush In Sadr City, Iraq. From October 2003 to April 2004, constant operations in Sadr City had … GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 8/7/04 - Basra, Najaf, Sadr City The Crusaders had been operating in Sadr City since October of 2003 when an ambush in the city killed and wounded a number of troopers from 2d Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment (2/2 ACR). Christina Bhatti Skip to comments. 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