Pentagon: Four times as many US troops in Syria than previously acknowledged

Source: The Hill

“The Defense Department on Wednesday acknowledged that the U.S. has roughly 2,000 troops on the ground in Syria, four times more than what officials had claimed just a month ago. The number does not represent an increase in troop levels in the country, a Pentagon spokesman said, but instead reflects a more accurate count. The U.S. military had as recently as November said the official troop count in Syria was 503.” (12/06/17)

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/363581-pentagon-four-times-as-many-us-troops-in-syria-than-previously-acknowledged