Recent US-led raids in Iraq include:

– Samarra, north of Baghdad, where 111 people were detained,

– Fallujah, in the ‘Sunni Triangle’, where five were arrested,

– Jalulah, in northern Iraq, where 36 people were held,

– Rawah, in western Iraq, where about 60 Iraqis were detained.

A US military spokesman said that the raids had netted insurgents with a wide range of agendas. ‘Those individuals that we have detained have professed to be mujahedin, individuals that have been responsible for supplying money and weapons for not only foreign fighters, but anybody that is trying to attack Iraqis and coalition forces,’ he said.