To the media, would it be too much to ask that you know the difference between a soldier and a troop? A troop is a group of men. You can not report that 274 troops were killed, that translates to upwards of 2000 soldiers.
Which is it? Be more specific, a soldier is one man, a troop is many men.
Truth in the media, and this really isn't that hard. Just know the difference.