Iran Missile Attack On Iraqi Airbase Injured US Troops
US TROOPS INJURED IN MISSILE ATTACK – US troops were injured in the Iranian Attack on an Iraqi airbase despite Pentagon’s statement that there were no casualties.
The attacks on the US bases came a week after Iran attacked two Iraqi Military bases housing US troops. No troops were injured in the revenge-driven strike for America’s killing of Qassem Soleimani.
Based on a report from CNN, several US service members suffered injuries during last week’s Iranian missile Attack. In a statement on Thursday, a US-led military coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria said:
While no U.S. service members were killed in the Jan. 8 Iranian attack on Al Asad Air base, several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed
They added that due to an abundance of caution, caution, several service members were transported from the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
There, they would undergo a follow-on screening. “When deemed fit for duty, the service members are expected to return to Iraq following screening“, they added.
As per the article, a US military official said that 11 service members were injured in the attack. Defence One was the first to report on the injured service members.
However, following the attack, the Pentagon stated that there were no casualties that resulted from the 16 missiles fired by Iran. They explained that the US military defined casualties as a fatality or an injury involving personnel.
When questioned about the discrepancy, a Defence official made this statement:
That was the commander’s assessment at the time. Symptoms emerged days after the fact, and they were treated out of an abundance of caution.
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