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Number of US Troops Injured in Iran Strike Keeps Climbing

More than 100 have now been diagnosed with brain injuries
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2020 4:04 PM CST
More Than 100 US Troops Have Brain Injuries From Iran Attack
This satellite image provided on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, by Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Planet Labs Inc. shows the damage caused from an Iranian missile strike at the Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq.   (Planet Labs Inc./Middlebury Institute of International Studies via AP)

(Newser) – More than 100 US troops have now been diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran's missile attack on an Iraqi air base last month, Reuters and CNN report, citing anonymous officials. The number has been climbing steadily since the retaliatory attack, from an initial report that the US suffered no casualties to the first estimate of just 11 injured. The most recent number reported was 64 at the end of last month. The Pentagon had warned the number would continue to go up since symptoms, which include dizziness, headaches, sensitivity to light, and nausea, can take a while to manifest. (Read more Iran stories.)

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