The number of civilian contractors supporting U.S. and coalition operations in Iraq against the Islamic State has risen 37 percent from January 2017 to January 2018 — from 3,592 to 4,927 — according CENTCOM:
- Contractors supporting base operations rose from 564 contractors at the start of the period to 827 contractors currently;
- Contracted translators rose from 377 to 805;
- Contractors supporting logistics and maintenance rose from 1,156 to 1,480.
Source: Iraq-Business News