Monday, April 12th | 30 Nisan 5781

Subscribe
January 17, 2020 11:12 am

Eleven US Troops Injured in Jan. 8 Iran Missile Attack in Iraq

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

US soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad Air Base in Anbar Province, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020. Photo: Reuters / John Davison.

The United States treated 11 of its troops for symptoms of concussion after an Iranian missile attack on an Iraqi base where American forces were stationed, the US military said on Thursday, after initially saying no service members were hurt.

The attack was retaliation for a US drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 3 that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

President Donald Trump and the US military had said there were no casualties after the strike on the Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq and a facility in its northern Kurdish region.

“While no US service members were killed in the Jan. 8 Iranian attack on Al Asad air base, several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed,” Captain Bill Urban, spokesman for US Central Command, said in a statement.

Related coverage

April 12, 2021 11:23 am
0

‘Deep Disgust’ as Elite Paris College Is Defaced With Antisemitic, Anti-Zionist Slogans

The entrance to one of France's most elite colleges was defaced with antisemitic and anti-Zionist graffiti on Monday, resulting in...

As a measure of caution, some service members were taken to US facilities in Germany or Kuwait for “follow-on screening,” he added.

“When deemed fit for duty, the service members are expected to return to Iraq.”

As many as 1,500 Americans were deployed at the vast base deep in Iraq’s Anbar Desert.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.