Pentagon now says 50 service members suffered brain injuries from Iran attack

Initially the Pentagon said there were no injuries following the Jan. 8 attack.

The Pentagon now says 50 American military service members suffered traumatic brain injuries following Iran’s Jan. 8 missile attack on a base in western Iraq that was housing the U.S. military personnel.

U.S. soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020.

Initially the Pentagon said there were no injuries in the missile attack, but as more symptoms were diagnosed, the number was updated to 11, then 34 and now 50.

Officials have acknowledged that it can take time for the concussion-like symptoms to present themselves.

Of these 50, 31 total service members were treated in Iraq and returned to duty, including 15 of the additional service members who have been diagnosed since the previous report,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell, a Pentagon spokesperson. “Eighteen service members have been transported to Germany for further evaluation and treatment.” For the rest of the story: See Here