Pentagon: US has 4 times as many troops in Syria than previously disclosed

December 6, 2017 10:15 pm stripes.com
Pentagon: US has 4 times as many troops in Syria than previously disclosed

WASHINGTON — About 2,000 American troops are operating in Syria, the Pentagon announced Wednesday, acknowledging four times the servicemembers in the embattled nation than it had disclosed. Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said American troops will remain in Syria for the foreseeable future, even as Islamic State nears defeat there and in Iraq, countries where the militants once controlled vast areas of land. The United States will take…

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