Monday, April 16, 2018

Pentagon Report Confirms That There Are U.S. Contractors In Syria

Rodi Said / Reuters

Al-Monitor: Pentagon acknowledges US contractor presence in Syria for first time

The US military is using more than 5,500 contractors in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon revealed in a quarterly report this week that acknowledges the use of contractors in the Syrian war zone for the first time.

The latest figures from US Central Command indicate that 5,508 US and foreign contractors are working alongside US troops in the two combat zones. That’s an increase of 581, or 12%, over January’s numbers, which did not include Syria. About half of the contractors are US citizens, while the rest are local or third-country hires.

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Update: DoD report confirms US contractors in Syria for 1st time under Trump administration (RT)

WNU Editor: We know that there are U.S. contractors in Syria because of this .... the US Department of Labor acknowledged in a report last year that two contractors were killed and six injured in fiscal year 2017.

1 comment:

King Aragon said...

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