U.S. DoD footage featuring U.S. Special Forces
and Iraqi Special Forces conducting a night raid to detain suspected insurgents in Iraq, 2007. A large part of the campaign against the insurgency revolves around special operations forces (SOF) conducting targeted raids against insurgent personnel. Information garnered from those detained in such snatch and grab operations is then used to develop intelligence for more operations. Army Special Forces trained and mentored Iraqi special operations forces and deployed alongside them on numerous counter-insurgency operations.