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Iraqi Sunni Arab Leader Says US Forces Raided Home

An influential Sunni Arab politician says U.S. forces stormed his Baghdad home early Thursday, arresting four of his bodyguards.

Adnan al-Dulaimi told reporters he was shocked by the raid. He said he is a voice for national reconciliation and against sectarianism.

A U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad told VOA he could not confirm whether U.S. forces raided Mr. al-Dulaimi's home.

Mr. al-Dulaimi heads the Conference for Iraq's People, a leading political organization representing Iraq's minority Sunni Arabs.

That group is urging Sunni Arabs to vote against the new constitution in next month's national referendum. It says if the document is approved, Sunni Arabs may be marginalized if Iraq is divided into Shi'ite, Kurdish and Sunni Arab regions.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.