Iran missile strike: 50 US troops injured, says Pentagon


Washington: The Pentagon has said the number of US troops injured by an Iranian missile strike in Iraq this month has gone up to 50.

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Campbell, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement that the personnel were diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The troops were injured in the strike on the Ain al-Asad base in western Iraq on January 8. President Donald Trump had initially said no Americans were hurt by the missiles.

Iran fired on Iraqi bases housing US troops in retaliation for an American drone attack that killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad, raising fears of war.

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