Eleven U.S. administration individuals were flown out of Al Asad Air Base in Iraq and treated for blackout side effects after Iran’s rocket assault focusing on two Iraqi army installations prior this month, a representative for U.S. Headquarters uncovered Thursday night.
President Trump and U.S. authorities had said before that no Americans were slaughtered or harmed in the Jan. 8 assault.
A few U.S. troops “were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed. As a standard procedure, all personnel in the vicinity of a blast are screened for traumatic brain injury, and if deemed appropriate are transported to a higher level of care,” Capt. Bill Urban, the Central Command representative, said Thursday.
Flying IMAGES OF IRANIAN ATTACK ON IRAQ BASE
They said that albeit no U.S. administration individuals were killed in the assault on Al Asad Air Base, “in the days following the attack, out of an abundance of caution, some service members were transported… to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, others were sent to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, for follow-on screening. When deemed fit for duty, the service members are expected to return to Iraq following screening. The health and welfare of our personnel is a top priority and we will not discuss any individual’s medical status. At this time, eight individuals have been transported to Landstuhl, and three have been transported to Camp Arifjan.”
The blasts at the base, around 110 miles west of Baghdad, made huge cavities, thumped over solid boundaries and obliterated offices that house many troopers.
The assault on the Al Assad base, where around 1,500 American and alliance powers are positioned, was completed in counter for the executing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Iraq asserted its power had been abused by the executing, and made quick move in requiring all U.S. military to leave the nation.
U.S. powers had first utilized the base after the 2003 U.S.- drove attack that toppled Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein. It later observed American soldiers positioned there in the midst of the battle against the Islamic State dread system.