Pentagon: 34 US troops injured in recent Iranian strike

Pentagon: 34 US troops injured in recent Iranian strike
Pentagon: 34 US troops injured in recent Iranian strike

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Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - US soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq January 13, 2020. — Reuters pic

WASHINGTON, Jan 25 — Nearly three dozen US troops suffered traumatic brain injuries or concussion in this month’s Iranian air strike on a military base in Iraq, the Pentagon said yesterday.

“Thirty-four total members have been diagnosed with concussions and TBI (traumatic brain injury),” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters.

President Donald had initially said that no Americans were injured in the strike on the Ain al-Asad base in western Iraq on the night of January 7-8 although authorities later reported that 11 troops were injured.

Hoffman said that 17 of the victims had been initially transferred to Germany to receive treatment, eight of whom arrived back in the US yesterday.

“They will continue to receive treatment in the United States, either at Walter Reed (military hospital near Washington) or at their home bases,” he told a press conference at the Pentagon.

The nine other victims who were flown to Germany “are still undergoing evaluation and treatment there,” he added.

Seventeen other troops who were treated in the region have returned to duty in Iraq.

The airbase — one of the largest in Iraq, with 1,500 US troops making up the bulk of a coalition presence directly adjacent to thousands of Iraqi forces — was targeted in retaliation for the US killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a January 3 drone strike in Baghdad.

Democratic lawmakers seized on the announcement to accuse Trump of lying about the strike.

“Though he downplays these injuries as ‘headaches,’ roughly half of all TBIs require surgery and can lead to lifelong disabilities,” said congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida.

Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed, the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, called TBI “a serious matter.”

“It is not a ‘headache,’ and it’s plain wrong for President Trump to diminish their wounds.... He owes them an apology,” Reed said.

At a rally in New Hampshire, Joe Biden, a frontrunner to challenge Trump in this year’s election, said the president “brushed off” the troops’ injuries.

“I find it, quite frankly, disgusting,” Biden, a former vice president, said. — AFP

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