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After Arrest, Sunni Leader Urges Unity

A prominent Sunni Muslim politician briefly detained by U.S. troops urged Iraqis on Tuesday to continue to participate in the new government and not use his “extremely aggressive and humiliating” arrest as an excuse to deepen the nation’s sectarian divides. Appearing on national television, Mohsen Abdel Hamid, head of the Iraqi Islamic Party, thanked Shiite Muslim and Kurdish politicians, including Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari and President Jalal Talabani, for their support after his arrest early Monday. Full Story

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