The number of U.S. troops diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury following Iran’s missile attack on Al- Asad Air Base in Iraq now stands at 50, the Defense Department announced on Tuesday.
According to the Pentagon, 50 US soldiers suffered Traumatic Brain Injury as a result of the missiles fired at the US al-assad base in Iraq.
This is the third time, the Pentagon has increased the total count of casualties suffered.
CNN’s Barbara Starr first reported the latest increase in the Pentagon’s official tally of service members with concussions as result of the attack had increased from 34 to 50.
Of the 16 additional service members who have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury, 15 have returned to duty in Iraq, said Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell.
According to Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell, 31 service members have now returned to duty and are in good condition.
TBI or Traumatic Brain injury is a brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, usually a violent blow to the head.
Immediate or delayed symptoms may include confusion, blurry vision and difficulty concentrating.