BAGHDAD (AP) – The U.S. military says Iraqi troops have detained the son of a prominent Sunni leader during a raid in Baghdad.
The arrest of Adnan al-Dulaimi’s son Muthanna comes eight months after the detention of another son prompted an outcry among Sunni politicians.
Al-Dulaimi is the head of the largest Sunni Arab police bloc the National Accordance Front. He insists his son is not involved in politics.
He told al-Sharqiyah television in a telephone interview that “the targeting of me and the detention of my sons will hurt the political process and national reconciliation.”
The U.S. military said in a statement on Wednesday that Iraqi soldiers detained al-Dulaimi’s son the night before but that American troops were not involved.