Pentagon: 109 Troops Suffer Brain Injuries from Iran Strike

The number of U.S. service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries has shot up to more than 100, the Pentagon said, as more troops suffer the aftereffects of the Iranian ballistic missile attack in Iraq.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries has shot up to more than 100, the Pentagon said Monday, as more troops suffer the aftereffects of the Iranian ballistic missile attack early last month in Iraq. The department said the latest total is 109 military members who have been treated for mild TBI, a significant increase over the 64 reported a little over a week ago. The number of…

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