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WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (KUNA) — The Pentagon confirmed Friday that 34 American service members have been diagnosed with “concussions and TBI (traumatic brain injury)” as a result of Iran’s missile strikes on an air base in Iraq earlier this month.
Pentagon chief spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman told reporters “eight service members who were previously transported to Germany have been transported to the United States,” and arrived this morning where they will continue to receive treatment in the US, whereas nine service members “transported to Germany doing evaluation and treatment there.”
Furthermore, he noted that one service member received treatment and has returned to duty in Iraq, while 16 service members “who were diagnosed with concussion and TBI while in Iraq and remained in Iraq have already returned to duty.”
“The DOD (Department of Defense) is committed to delivering programs and services intended to lead to the best possible outcomes for our service members who suffer any injury,” he affirmed