The Pentagon stated on Tuesday that 50 US troopers have been now identified with traumatic mind damage after missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, 16 greater than the army had beforehand introduced.
President Donald Trump and different prime officers initially stated Iran’s January eight assault had not killed or injured any US service members.
Later, Trump appeared to minimize the accidents, saying he “heard that they’d complications and a few different issues.”
“As of in the present day, 50 US service members have been identified” with traumatic mind damage, Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Campbell stated in a press release about accidents within the assault on the Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq.
Signs of concussive accidents embrace complications, dizziness, sensitivity to mild and nausea.
A complete of 31 of the 50 have been handled in Iraq and returned to obligation, together with 15 of these identified most just lately, Campbell stated.
Eighteen of the whole have been despatched to Germany for additional analysis and remedy, whereas one was despatched to Kuwait and has since returned to obligation, he stated.
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“It is a snapshot in time and numbers can change,” Campbell stated.
In its earlier replace on Friday, the Pentagon had put the variety of these injured at 34.
Trump earlier stated that the accidents have been “not very critical”, prompting criticism from a US conflict veterans group.
Sen Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat and former Military Ranger, referred to as on…