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50 Service Members Diagnosed With TBI Following Iran Ballistic Missile Attack

50 Service Members Diagnosed With TBI Following Iran Ballistic Missile Attack by Shawn Snow and Meghann Myers - Military Times

Fifty service members have now been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, or TBI following a Jan. 8 ballistic missile attack by Iran that struck two Iraqi bases housing coalition troops, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.

The Pentagon said those figures could increase in the days ahead. Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell, a Pentagon spokesman, said 31 of the 50 service members diagnosed with TBI were treated in Iraq and returned to duty.

Eighteen service members have thus far been transported to Germany for further evaluation, Campbell said.

The Pentagon had initially reported zero casualties following Iran’s retaliatory missile attack following the U.S. decapitation strike that killed Iranian Quds Force commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Iran launched 16 ballistic missiles in January targeting two Iraqi air bases located in Erbil and al-Asad, with 11 missiles striking al-Asad…

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