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34 U.S. service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after the Iranian missile attack

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Seventeen service members who were injured have returned to service in Iraq, sixteen of whom were treated locally in the country.

Nine service members are still being treated in Germany. Eight other service members who had been transferred to Germany since then have been sent to the United States for further treatment.

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump said he does not consider possible brain injuries to be as serious as physical combat injuries, minimizing the severity of 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 damaged in the Iranian missile attack on January 8 at Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq, and the latest reports of US troops. being treated for injuries suffered in that attack.

“No, I heard they had headaches and a couple of other things, but I would say, and I can report that it is not very serious,” Trump responded during a press conference.

The Pentagon and Trump had initially said that no service member was injured or killed in the Iranian missile attack on January 8, which was a reprisal for the drone attack on January 2 that killed a tall Iranian general rank.

Last week, the US Central Command said 11 service members were treated for concussion symptoms from the attack.

The most common form of TBI in the army is mild TBI, according to the Veterans’ Center for Brain Injury and Defense.

Traumatic brain injuries are not always apparent immediately after suffering them.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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