Thursday, 31 August 2017

Pentagon raises Afghanistan troop estimate to 11,000

Pentagon raises Afghanistan troop estimate to 11,000 - BBC News

Officials say the new tally includes temporary and covert units as well as regular forces.
It had previously said there were 8,400 troops in the country.
The announcement comes as the Pentagon prepares to deploy as many as 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan to help defeat the Taliban.

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