Iraq Sunni Party Leader Arrested
Iraq Sunni party leader arrested (Forbes – AFX)
The leader of Iraq’s main Sunni party Mohsen Abdel Hamid was arrested by US forces in Baghdad today along with his three sons, a party official said.
No reason was given for the arrest and the US military in Baghdad was not immediately able to confirm the incident.
Hamid, leader of the Iraq Islamic Party, was hooded and taken away after US troops broke windows in his home and allegedly mistreated him and his sons, the party official said.
This is certainly not a good sign of inter-group cooperation emerging. One hopes Hamid is replaced by a more moderate figure. One fears his arrest will, for a time at least, only further incite Sunni-Shia anger.
Update (2101): It was all a mistake.