Adhamiyah District Welcomes New Market Shops
There are a number of new industry and shops that are opening across Iraqi, and this is especially true in the Adhamiyah District.
New shops and stores are opening in the same areas that featured some of the worse fighting in the months right after the summer of 2007.
In the earliest months of the surge, the fighting in Adhamiyah was very fierce.
Now, in the same area that battle raged on fiercely the shops and stores are opening more and more each day, in the exact same areas where people fought and were killed.
The irony is not lost on the local citizens, but most of the success is from the fact that the Coalition and the Iraqi Security Forces have been able to learn to trust each other.
Members of the citizen groups in Adhamiyah are proud of their village as they have experienced a great deal of healing. The revitalization of the major street in Adhamiyah is a sign of growing security and better times.
Walking in the village has been in the past unsafe, but now it is similar to walking in a large mall, except for the fact it is outside.
The security has been kept secure by the Iraqi Security Forces, and the success has been also due to the ready available power, water and other necessary supplies.