Despite talk of progress in
His father, his mother and his sister - herself a mother of four young children - were killed, he says, by US marines.
When they came to this street, the Americans may have been looking for those they call "insurgents" and "terrorists".
But by the time they had left, an elderly couple and a 30-year-old woman were dead.
"When I turned to my mother, she asked me: 'Where is your father?' I told her he is dead," Amar told Al Jazeera.
"She screamed and ran to the front gate [because] his body was just one metre in front of the gate. When my mother got there the American soldiers opened fire again [and] she was shot dead."
The family live in
For the last four years, the Americans have mounted frequent raids here looking for armed fighters - supporters of the Shia cleric Muqtadr al-Sadr.
It is easy to see on the streets of the neighbourhood what is left behind after one of those raids - lines of cars mown down by American armour.
"Seeking compensation is useless," one man tells Al Jazeera.
"They have no respect for humanity, the civilian population, Islam or Muslims."
Al Jazeera has spoken to other people who, like the Khadim family, have claimed that innocent relatives have been killed by Americans raids.
However, they were too scared to appear on camera.
But more than two months after their relatives were killed and despite approaching the