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World Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions

17:01  22 january  2020
17:01  22 january  2020 Source:   thehill.com

US troops were injured in Iran missile attack despite Pentagon initially saying there were no casualties

  US troops were injured in Iran missile attack despite Pentagon initially saying there were no casualties Several US service members were injured during last week's Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq despite the Pentagon initially saying that no casualties had taken place. © CNN A picture of the destruction left at Al Asad base in Iraq after it was struck by Iranian missiles. "While no U.S. 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," the US-led military coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria said in a statement Thursday.

President Trump on Wednesday minimized the injuries of several U . S . troops who suffered concussions during an Iranian missile attack on two Iraqi bases that "No, I do not consider that to be bad injuries , no," he added, referring to the soldiers who were taken for treatment last week.

President Trump on Wednesday vehemently denounced Lev Parnas, the former associate of his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, saying he didn't know Parnas and that the figure "sort of like a groupie" who shows up at fundraisers.

President Trump on Wednesday minimized the injuries of several U.S. troops who suffered concussions during an Iranian missile attack on two Iraqi bases that house American personnel.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions© Getty Images Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions

"I heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things, but I would say and I can report that it's not very serious," Trump told reporters at a press conference in Davos, Switzerland.

"I don't consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries that I've seen," he continued. "I've seen what Iran has done with their roadside bombs to our troops... I've seen people that were horribly, horribly injured in that area, in that war.

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  US 'likely' to deploy anti-missile system to protect American troops in Iraq The Pentagon is likely deploying a missile-defense system to Iraq in response to Iran’s ballistic missile attack on an Iraqi base housing American troops earlier this month, U.S. defense officials tell Fox News. The move comes after U.S. troops were sent to a medical facility in Germany after complaining of head injuries following the Iranian missile attack. Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq late last week for treatment out of an “abundance of caution,” according to a spokesman for American forces in the Middle East.

Several US soldiers were treated for concussion following last week's Iranian missile attack on two bases in Iraq, US Central Command revealed Initially it was reported that were neither fatalities nor injuries , a claim backed up by US President Donald Trump . However, Captain Bill Urban admitted

How Deep State Loots America Through US Treasury ESF. Given the nature of injuries already noted, it is possible additional injuries may be identified in the future.” As recently as last Tuesday night, President Donald Trump said he had been told no American had been harmed in the Iranian

"No, I do not consider that to be bad injuries, no," he added, referring to the soldiers who were taken for treatment last week.

The president declared earlier this month that there were no casualties after Iran fired missiles at the bases housing U.S. forces on Jan. 8. But the Pentagon last week revealed 11 U.S. troops were evacuated from Iraq and taken to hospitals in Germany and Kuwait for treatment for concussions suffered during attack on Al Asad Air Base.

Trump: U.S. service members hurt in Iran attack had "headaches"

  Trump: U.S. service members hurt in Iran attack had At least 11 U.S. service members at Al Asad airbase were "screened for traumatic brain injury," the Pentagon said last week.CBS News' Weijia Jiang on Wednesday asked Mr. Trump, who was in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, to explain the discrepancy between the initial reports that there were no injuries and the Pentagon's statement on January 16 that several U.S. service members were injured.

US military now says US troops injured in Iran attack . Several US service members were injured during the Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq U . S . Central Command in the region said in a statement that "several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being

Small number of soldiers being evaluated for concussion -like symptoms from January 8 attack on Iraqi base, joining 11 other troops flown out for The strike was launched in retaliation for a US drone missile strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the most powerful military general in Iran , on January 3 at

The Associated Press reported Tuesday night that additional U.S. troops were flown to Germany for closer evaluation for similar injuries, though the exact number was not known.

The Iranian missile attack came as a direct response to a U.S. drone strike that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The two countries appeared to step back from the brink of military conflict in the wake of the attacks, though tensions remain.

The Trump administration has faced intense pressure from lawmakers in both parties about its justification for the strike that killed Soleimani. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo initially said the general posed an "imminent threat" to American lives, and Trump later said he was targeted four U.S. embassies. But officials have struggled to justify both explanations.

The House passed a resolution earlier this month to rein in Trump's war powers with regards to Iran, and a similar Senate resolution appears to have the votes needed to pass.

Pentagon chief defends Trump after traumatic brain injury comments .
Pentagon chief defends Trump after traumatic brain injury commentsLast week, Trump appeared to play down the injuries, saying he "heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things," prompting criticism from lawmakers and a U.S. veterans group.

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