Transcript for US service members injured in Iran bombing
We are now learning U.S. Troops were injured when Iran launched those missiles on U.S. Bases in Iraq. Martha Raddatz is in Washington with the very latest. Good morning to you, Martha. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. From president trump on down, the U.S. Had said there were no injuries from that Iranian missile strike. Word coming this morning that, in fact, there were. This as Iran's supreme leader is calling the U.S. An arrogant power. Before tens of thousands of chanting Iranians, the country's supreme leader was defiant claiming Iran's retaliatory missile strikes on the u.s.-backed military bases in Iraq dealt a blow to America's image as a global superpower and this morning, we are learning that U.S. Military were, in fact, injured in the attack. This after president trump and military leaders initially claiming the attack caused no injuries and only minimal damage. I'm pleased to inform you the American people should be extremely grateful and happy. No Americans were harmed in last night's attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties. Reporter: We now know 11 U.S. Service members have been evacuated from Iraq to medical facilities in Germany and Kuwait because of worsening symptoms due to signs of traumatic brain injury and concussions. The military saying in a statement that while no U.S. Service members were killed in the January 8 Iranian attack on Al Asad air base, several 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. Most of the forces had been in a bunker during the attack after early warning systems alerted the U.S. To the incoming missiles, but one of the housing units was obliterated although no one was believed to be there during the attack. The military says the decision to evacuate the service members was made out of an abundance of caution and they are expected to return to duty but there are very specific protocols in the military for traumatic brain injury where the brain is essentially shaken and can be very serious, robin. Thinking of them and wishing them a full recovery. Now to the impeachment trial
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