The Pentagon reported that in Syria there are about two thousand American troops, which is four times more than was recognized previously, officials of the United States. It is reported by Voice of America.
This figure reflects the order of the Minister of defense James Mattis revision of calculation methods, deployed personnel involved in major operations in Iraq and Syria.
The new number does not mean that Syria had sent additional troops, but evidence of serious mistakes of previous data.
“With these changes we aim to find a balance between informing the American public and the need to ensure operational security in order not to give the enemy to get any advantage,” said Wednesday the representative of the Pentagon Colonel Robert manning.
Earlier it was reported that the US President Donald trump called on “all civilized Nations” to help “to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria.”