Eleven Service Members Injured in Iran Missile Attack


Eleven U.S. service troops were treated for symptoms of concussion after Iran’s attack with a missile on an Iraqi base containing U.S. forces. The U.S. military revealed on Thursday that the injuries initially refused to confirm any harm or deaths of service members.

Iran revenged U.S. airstrike in Baghdad on Jan. 3, which killed the Iranian major general Quasem Soleimani with eight other people.

President Donald Trump and the U.S. military have said there were no casualties after the strike on the Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq and a facility in its northern Kurdish region.

U.S. President Donald Trump and the U.S. military had declared earlier no harm to any troops stationed at the Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq. In the Iranian attack on Jan. 8, no military member was killed, but eleven of them were flown out of the Ain al-Asad airbase to treat concussion symptoms from the blast. The troops are still being observed, a spokesman for the U.S. central command said.

Service members are likely to rejoin their duties in Iraq after their recovery, he added.

Some of the members were transported to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, while others were shifted to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait for further screening in case they suffered serious injuries.

The blast in the west of Baghdad resulted in deep cavities banged over the barriers and vandalized facilities where dozens of service members were inhibited.

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