Pentagon Revises Troop Numbers to 2,000 in Syria; 5,200 in Iraq 1 234 567

Pentagon Revises Troop Numbers to 2,000 in Syria; 5,200 in Iraq

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The Pentagon says there are roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, quadruple the number U.S. officials had acknowledged until now.The figure reflects an order by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to revise how the Pentagon accounted for deployed personnel carrying out major operations in Iraq and Syria. The new number does not mean additional troops have been deployed to the volatile country, but it does show the large inaccuracy of previous figures."In implementing this change, we seek...

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