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U.S. forces detain son of powerful Iraqi politician

U.S. troops detained the eldest son of Iraq’s powerful Shi’ite politician Abdul Aziz Hakim at a border checkpoint with Iran on Friday, Iraqi security force officials told Reuters. Ammar Hakim’s convoy was stopped at the Badrah checkpoint in Wasit province as he returned from Iran, they said. It was not immediately clear why he had been detained. They said U.S. forces had taken him to forward operating base Delta in nearby Kut, capital of Wasit province. Ful l Story

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