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US has over 15000 troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and around 45,000 military contractors| Next Big Future

US has over 15000 troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and around 45,000 military contractors| Next Big Future

About 600 American troops will be deployed to Iraq to further enable local security forces as they prepare to retake the key Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The addition of more than 600 additional troops in the coming weeks will bring the force management level to 5,262 U.S. troops.

There are 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan and the current plan is maintain 8,400 troop level through to the end of 2017.

Source: Next Big Future: US has over 15000 troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and around 45,000 military contractors