34 US service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq

epa08135347 A handout photo made available by the US Army shows a US Airman searching for salvageable items in the debris caused by recent missile attacks at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, 12 January 2020 (issued 17 January 2020). Multiple international news agencies were invited by military officials to participate in a media event at Al Asad due to the recent ballistic missile attack. EPA-EFE/SPC. DEREK MUSTARD/US ARMY HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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Thirty-four US service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq earlier this month, Pentagon spokesman Jonathon Hoffman said Friday.

CNN reports that this week President Donald Trump said he does not consider potential brain injuries to be as serious as physical combat wounds, downplaying the severity of the injuries suffered in Iraq.

“During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump was asked to explain the discrepancy between his previous comments that no US service member was harmed in the January 8 Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq, and the latest reports of US troops being treated for injuries sustained in that attack”, the report adds.

Via CNN

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