The number of US troops affected by the Iranian missile attack has increased by another 14 people and has reached 64 today. The new data was presented by the Pentagon press service.
To date, 64 US troops have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Since the submission of the previous report, a further 14 servicemen have been diagnosed with TBI. Out of a total of 39 troops, they returned to service
- stated in the US Department of Defense.
Earlier, on January 29, Pentagon spokesman Thomas Campbell announced about 50 US troops who had received shell shock during Iran’s missile attack on an American military base located in Iraq.
Immediately after the launch of a missile strike, US President Donald Trump said that "he did not affect the US military," and the US military allegedly received no damage at all. Trump then admitted the presence of shell shock, but claimed that this was a minor injury.
The Pentagon also initially announced the absence of victims, then recognized the presence of injuries in 11 military personnel, later their number increased to 34, and then to 50. It is possible that the number of 64 victims is also not final.
On the night of January 8, Iran launched several airstrikes on the US military base Al-Assad, located in Iraq. This was in response to the assassination of the commander of the Iranian unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Kassem Suleimani.