On Thursday a spokesman for U.S. Central Command revealed that the rocket attack earlier this month injured 11 U.S. service members. Those members were flown out of Al Assad Air Base in Iraq and treated for concussion symptoms.
Captain Bill Urban who is the Central Command spokesman had this to say about the U.S. troops;
“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.”
“In 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.”
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