United States Defence Headquater, Pentagon.
The United States dealt with 11 of its soldiers for signs of concussion after an Iranian rocket attack on an Iraqi base where U.S. forces were stationed, the U.S. armed force stated on Thursday, after at first stating no service members were injured.
The attack was retaliation for a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 3 that eliminated Qassem Soleimani, the leader of the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
President Donald Trump and the U.S. armed force had actually stated there were no casualties after the strike on the Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq and a center in its northern Kurdish area.
” While no U.S. service members were eliminated in the Jan. 8 Iranian attack on Al Asad airbase, a number of were dealt with for concussion signs from the blast and are still being evaluated,” Captain Costs Urban, spokesperson for U.S. Central Command, stated in a declaration.
As a step of care, some service members were required to U.S. centers in Germany or Kuwait for “follow-on screening,” he included.
” When considered suitable for responsibility, the service members are anticipated to go back to Iraq.”.
As numerous as 1,500 Americans were released at the large base deep in Iraq’s Anbar desert.
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