50 US troops suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran retaliation attack

The US has confirmed 50 of its service members suffered traumatic brain injuries after Iran’s missile strike on its Iraqi air base.

The airstrike was launched in retaliation to the US drone strike which killed Iran’s most powerful general Qassem Soleimani.

Rockets lunched from Iran against the US military base in Ein-al Asad in Iraq

Iran fires missiles at US bases in Iraq

Donald Trump had said no Americans were harmed after the strike, on Ain al-Asad airbase but the number has been raised by the Pentagon three times.

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Campbell, a Pentagon spokesman, said there were 16 additional service members diagnosed with an injury, taking the new total to 50 from the 34 announced last week.

Of those 50, 31 have returned to duty.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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