The Pentagon said the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria

© AP Photo / Hoshang NOAA in AfghanistanThe Pentagon said the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria© AP Photo / Hoshang Hashimi

The number of U.S. military personnel, as of September 30, reached in Afghanistan 15,3 thousand people in Iraq — 8.9 thousand in Syria — 1,72 thousands of people, from infographics Pentagon released Monday.

Contingent in Afghanistan is the largest among the countries where there are active hostilities. It’s a little more than those plans that were previously announced by the government of U.S. President Donald trump.

At the end of 2016, with the past US President Barack Obama, the American contingent in Afghanistan amounted to about 8.4 thousand soldiers. In August this year, the Pentagon reported that according to sources, he is 11 thousand troops. However, later the media reported that trump intends to add another 3 thousand people. Commenting on reporters these differences (according to AFP), the Pentagon spokesman said that while numbers have not reached such a level that to talk about significant changes in the plans of the Ministry of foreign contingent.

In Afghanistan from 1 January 2015 is a non-combat NATO mission «Resolute support», which main purpose is training and advising members of the Afghan security forces. It replaced the military operation conducted by the anti-terrorist coalition under the command of U.S. and international forces on safety (ISAF) under NATO command. Later, NATO has repeatedly stated that it does not intend to return to combat operations in Afghanistan, and said the decision on the termination in 2014 of the combat mission.

The largest contingent from the United States, still, in Japan — almost 45 thousand people, followed by Germany, 36 thousand, then, South Korea — almost 25 thousand people. All US troops abroad is 257,3 thousand people.

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