The Pentagon has confirmed that at least US soldiers sustained traumatic brain injuries following a missile attack on a base in Iraq earlier this month.
In a statement released by Pentagon spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Campbell, said “As of today, 50 US service members have been diagnosed” with traumatic brain injury.
A total of 31 of the 50 were treated in Iraq and resumed duty while eighteen others were sent to Germany for further evaluation and treatment.
President Trump had earlier played down reports of injuries saying they were “not very serious”.
Iran fired missiles at the Ain al-Asad base in retaliation for the US killing of Qassem Soleimani.