Number of US Servicemen diagnosed with brain trauma after Iran attack reaches 64, says Pentagon

# 09:30
31 January 2020

The number of US servicemen, who have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) after the Iranian attack on US bases in Iraq, has increased to 64, the Department of Defence said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

“As of today, 64 US service members have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury, or TBI. 14 additional service members have been diagnosed with TBI since the previous report,” the department said in a statement on late Thursday.

According to the Pentagon, 39 servicemen with TBI have already returned to duty.

“We'll continue to monitor them the rest of their lives, actually, and continue to provide whatever treatment is necessary. And we take great pride in the fact that these are our own and we're going to take care of them,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said, as quoted by the statement.