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109 U.S. Service Members Diagnosed With Brain Injuries After Iran Strike

A view of the damage at Ain al-Asad military airbase housing U.S. and other foreign troops in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, Iraq. (Ayman Henna/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of the damage at Ain al-Asad military airbase housing U.S. and other foreign troops in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, Iraq. (Ayman Henna/AFP/Getty Images)

The Defense Department says 45 more U.S. service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iran’s attack on the Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq last month — raising the total number of troops injured in the ballistic missile strike to 109.

President Trump initially said no American troops were hurt in that attack.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Paul Rieckhoff ( @paulrieckhoff), founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and host of the Angry Americans podcast.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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