34 US service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile strike
Seventeen service members who were injured have since returned to duty in Iraq, sixteen of whom were treated locally in the country.
Nine service members are still being treated in Germany. An additional eight service members who had been flown to Germany have since been sent to the United States for additional treatment. The eight service members, who arrived in the US Friday morning, will be treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center or at hospitals in their home bases.
Although traumatic brain injuries are not always apparent immediately after they’ve been suffered, the disclosure of injured US service members indicates that the impact of the attack was more serious than initial assessments indicated.
The Pentagon and President Donald Trump had initially said no service members were injured or killed in the January 8 Iranian missile attack, which was retaliation for the January 2 US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general.
Hoffman said Friday that the Defense Department will review its processes for tracking and reporting injuries suffered by service members.
“The goal is to be as transparent, accurate and to provide the American people and our service members with the best information about the tremendous sacrifices our war fighters make,” Hoffman told reporters Friday.
Read more at: CNN
Iran Briefing | News Press Focus on Human Rights Violation by IRGC, Iran Human Rights
Jul 10, 2020 Comments Off on Iran: IRGC forces attacked, fired shots at Darwish community members
Jul 10, 2020 Comments Off on Disgraceful 25-year deal between Iran and China
Jul 10, 2020 Comments Off on Cowardly assassination of Gen. Soleimani clear violation of UN charter, Iran says
Jul 09, 2020 Comments Off on Remembering The July 1999 Iran Student Movement; A Forgotten Protest?
Jul 05, 2020 Comments Off on Sorry, Russia: Iran is Building Their Own Domestic Tanks Now
Jun 26, 2020 Comments Off on Kurdish Prisoner, 27, Secretly Executed Despite Judge Agreeing He Was Innocent
Jun 25, 2020 Comments Off on U.S. Report: Iran’s Support for Terrorism
Jun 21, 2020 Comments Off on Iran: Coronavirus death toll in 334 cities exceeds 53,900
Jul 08, 2020 Comments Off on U.S. Killing Of Iran’s Gen. Soleimani ‘Was Unlawful,’ U.N. Expert SaysThe U.S. killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in January “was unlawful and arbitrary under international law,” a U.N. human rights investigator says, calling the drone strike in...
Jul 08, 2020 Comments Off on US Max Pressure Aimed at Isolating Iran, Official SaysAn Iranian presidential official has warned that the objective behind the Trump administration’s policy of maximum pressure on Iran is to exclude the Islamic Republic from the international connections....
Feb 10, 2020 Comments Off on Qasem Soleimani, a hero or a terrorist?On 3rd of January a news spread in social media regarding Qasem Soleimani and AbuMahdi Mohandes who has died by a US drone strike near Baghdad Airport and this was the end of their lives. In social media, especially Iranian users, there was a chaotic situation, some called of “the general of...