Trump assassination blowback: 50 US troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran missile attack

More U.S. service members diagnosed with brain injury from Iran missile attack

By Mosheh Gains and Phil Helsel

A total of 50 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injury from this month’s Iranian missile attack on Iraqi bases hosting U.S. troops, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can include concussions. Of the 50 patients, 31 were treated in Iraq and have returned to duty, Army Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell, a spokesman for the Pentagon, said in a statement.

Last week, the Pentagon said 34 service members had been diagnosed with concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.


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