Iraq: Eight captured in US raids near Fallujah

US forces captured eight suspected insurgents Tuesday in raids near Fallujah and Baghdad, the military said. Six suspects detained in Karmah, a village northeast of Fallujah, allegedly had ties to al-Qaida, the US military said in a statement. Fallujah lies 65 kilometers west of Baghdad. Two suspects detained in Baghdad were accused of providing and transporting materials for car bombs, it said.