Friday: 37 Iraqis Killed, 156 Wounded

Updated at 7:35 p.m. EDT, July 31, 2009 U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested that improving conditions might allow for a slightly accelerated withdrawal of U.S. troops, but a coordinated series of prayer day bombings at Baghdad mosques could undermine that position. Overall, at least 37 Iraqis were killed and 156 more were wounded across the country.