Iran strike on US bases left 50 soldiers injured

The Pentagon announced that 50 American soldiers suffered traumatic brain injuries after the Iranian missile attack on a U.S. base in Iraq earlier this month.
1:35 | 01/29/20

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Transcript for Iran strike on US bases left 50 soldiers injured
George, breaking news overnight, the Pentagon revealing 50 American service members suffered traumatic brain injuries and that Iran missile attack. Dramatic increase from previous reports. Our chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz has more on all this. Good morning, Martha. Reporter: Good morning, robin. The power of those cruise missiles striking that base in Iraq is still being felt. This morning, the Pentagon now saying 50 U.S. Service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury from that Iranian missile attack. That's nearly five times what was originally announced with eight of those injured serious enough to be sent home to the U.S. For treatment. Some got worse and had severe enough symptoms they were transported on for further treatment. They will continue to receive treatment in the United States either at Walter reed or their home bases. Reporter: The symptoms include headache, dizziness, sensitivity to light, restlessness and nausea. Symptoms that president trump who initially said there were no injuries dismissed. No, I don't consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries I've seen. Reporter: Those comments sparking outrage among some veterans groups. The vfw calling on the president to apologize for those misguided remarks. 31 of those who were injured have been returned to duty but traumatic brain injury has impacted hundreds of thousands of service members since 9/11, Amy. Thank you so much, Martha Raddatz.

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