July 8, 2009 1:56 PM

Iraqis hail a week of fewer U.S. troops as bombs hit Mosul

Just as Americans and Iraqis began to congratulate themselves on a relatively quiet week since U.S. combat troops withdrew from Iraq's major cities, insurgents Wednesday set off six bombs in Mosul, the biggest city in northern Iraq, killing 14 and wounding 44. Still, top U.S. officials said trends were positive, and Iraqi officials sounded almost cocky.

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