That is four times as many as officials had publicly acknowledged as recently as last month.
The number does not represent an increase in troop levels in the country, a Pentagon spokesman said, but instead reflects a more accurate count.
The Defense Department announced today there are 2,000 US troops in Syria, after last month reporting there were only 500.
U.S. troops are known to be training and providing support to the Arab-Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces, who have been battling the Islamic State group in northern and eastern Syria.
The Defense Department under Secretary Jim Mattis had promised to provide more accurate estimates of US troops stationed overseas.
Manning also said on Wednesday there are about 5,200 USA troops in Iraq - a number that remains unchanged from past reports - but said that it is also shrinking.
According to the quarterly report of data Center of military resources of the Pentagon, as of September 30, 15298, the USA military was in Afghanistan, 8892 in 1720 in Iraq and Syria. The department had previously omitted forces on temporary rotation from the count, along with a number of other groups.
Atletico de Madrid is out of UEFA Champions League race
Everton, though, failed to reach the group stages, losing in controversial fashion to Villarreal in the third qualifying phase. Atletico dropped down to the Europa League after finishing third in Group C following their 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Tuesday.
The US defense Department said that soon will provide information about the exact number of American troops stationed overseas, reports Voice of America.
Last week, the US-led coalition announced it would withdraw 400 American Marines from combat who led a monthslong artillery barrage against IS in Raqqa.
"Operating under recognized global authorities, the USA military will continue to support local partner forces in Syria to stabilize liberated territory", Pahon said.
"We seek to balance informing the American public with the imperative of operational security and denying the enemy any advantage", he said.
Repeating previous statements from defense officials, Manning said that the U.S.is taking a "conditions-based" approach to the conflict against ISIS in Syria and is working with local partner forces to restore basic utilities and stand up local governments and police forces. "Their collective actions call into question their commitment to deal a lasting defeat to ISIS and other extremist groups", the colonel said.
But with Syrian negotiators walking out on the UN-backed Geneva talks this week, the Pentagon offered its heaviest criticism of Russian-led military efforts in recent memory. "Nor do they appear to be serious about the withdrawal of Iranian-backed militias". "That's local forces. That's people who make certain that ISIS doesn't come back", Mattis said, highlighting the USA desire to shift its focus to local forces providing stability. He said the USA -led coalition would continue to apply "continuous pressure on the terrorist networks wherever they operate".
Triple H said the ex-UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion wants the opportunity to work with WWE again two months ago. According to an article from USA Today , Ronda Rousey and WWE are "very close" to terms on reaching a deal.
She can't make more money by getting an off-campus job because she's an worldwide student from Turkey and her visa won't allow it. Increasing the number of graduates from USA universities in STEM-related careers is viewed by many as crucial to economic growth.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is available now on Steam Early Access, and will release on Xbox One this Tuesday, December 12. Microsoft has announced that the first of three exclusive DLC packs for the game is about to go on sale.
The first one-day global is in Melbourne on January 14. "Whenever he comes back that's going to be a bit of a circus". England coach Trevor Bayliss is expecting the selection to cop plenty of attention.
Congress also promised to set up a network of Rajiv Gandhi Pharmacy - a chain of subsidised medicines network - across the state. It would bring all private schools and colleges under Fee Regulation Act to make education affordable to common people.
In October , the former couple announced they were separating and on December 4, she went through with filing for the divorce. This means that David's time in the limelight is likely over, though that could change if things heat up in court.
He wants to tell people who have been discriminated against, as he has, that there is room to succeed. However, he told HuffPo that he believed Rowan County residents were "ready to move on from" Davis.
The site praised the iPhone X's display, pointing to its overall brightness and vibrant colors, along with the deep black levels. Consumer Reports made this ranking on the basis of battery life and durability testing which may not apply to real-world usage.
Spending on private health insurance rose 5.1 percent to $1.1 trillion, which was slower than the 6.9 percent growth in 2015. Following 5.1 percent growth in 2014 and 5.8 percent growth in 2015, health spending in 2016 slowed to 4.3 percent.
Once the universe became reionized, photons could travel freely throughout space, thus the universe became transparent to light. If it is located in a denser than average part of the universe, it could get an earlier start in life and grow more quickly.
Mayweather finished the fight via TKO stoppage in the tenth round. "I'ma tell y'all the truth - you know I carried McGregor. 'Everybody tried to protest the Mayweather-McGregor fight, right?' Mayweather said, via FightHype .
Type 2 diabetes may be reversible suggests new research
The program also offered ongoing support to maintain weight loss including CBT and strategies to increase physical activity. A clinical trial has shown a reversal of type 2 diabetes is possible by following an extremely low-calorie diet.
South Korea's Moon to visit China for talks on N. Korea
Last time it was done in November shortly before the US President Donald Trump's visit to South Korea as part of his Asia tour. The combined B-1 and F-22 drill represents a step up in the normal tit-for-tat between the United States and North Korea.
Pulse hero with PTSD to be let go from police force - WKMG
The hero officer says he still wakes up from the same nightmare every night, more than a year and a half after the shooting. Delgado said he doesn't understand why he's losing his job. "I didn't think I was going to be treated this way".