More Troops in Afghanistan Than the Pentagon Previously Stated

There shouldn’t be any U.S. troops there at all now after what the U.S. military has done to Afghanistan. The Pentagon has also not revealed the actual number of troops in Iraq and Syria.

In Afghanistan, a U.S. airstrike destroyed a home in the southeastern province of Logar Wednesday, killing at least 11 civilians and injuring 16 others. One resident put the death toll higher, saying at least 28 civilians were dead. The assault came just two days after airstrikes killed more than a dozen civilians in the western province of Herat on Monday. Meanwhile, the Pentagon said Wednesday the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan has increased to more than 11,000—thousands more than previously known.