The military evacuated 11 soldiers from Al Assad Air Base in Iraq and treated them for concussion symptoms after the Iranians rocketed two Iraqi military bases earlier this month, which housed U.S. troops, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command said late on Thursday.
In the aftermath of the Iranian rocket attack, some of the injured were transported to Germany, while others were evacuated to Kuwait. (The airbase at Al Assad doesn’t have an MRI imaging machine that is used to detect traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as a concussion.)
Iran was responding to the U.S. drone strike in Baghdad that killed General Qassem Soleimani and the Iraqi deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Forces.
Immediately after the attack, both the Pentagon and President Trump had announced that no American casualties were suffered as a result. Now, certain television networks are alleging that the government, specifically the president and the Pentagon, were covering up to the American public the extent of the damage done.