US confirms 11 harmed in previous Iran missile strike

Officials confirmed 11 service members were wounded, including some traumatic brain injuries, when Iran shot missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq.
2:18 | 01/18/20

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Thankfully, no one husband hurt. Turning to the Iran mfl missile attack at the U.S. Military. Members wounded, sent out for treatment. U.S. Officials confirming at least 11 service members were wounded. When did the Pentagon know? Here's Martha Raddatz tonight. Reporter: On the night of the Iranian missile attacks and the hours immediately following, president trump and Pentagon officials said there were no injuries from the missile strikes and that the damage was only minimal. No Americans were armed in last night's attack by the Iranian regime. Reporter: The U.S. Forces benefitted from an early warning system, and most were in bunkers at the time of the attack, but we now know on the very night of the attack, January 8th, a number of service members were examined for concussions, although they returned to duty following the attack. Soon afterwards, some of the injured reported persistent symptoms, and others reported new ones. On January 10th, one service member had to be flown out of Iraq for treatment. On Tuesday at a campaign rally, the president repeated that there were no injuries. I said how many killed? Nobody, sir. I said, how many hurt? They said, nobody sir. Reporter: The next day, January 15th, ten additional service members were flown out to either Germany or Kuwait and screened for traumatic brain injury. Less than 24 hours later, the defense secretary was notified and prepared a statement that was released shortly after the story first appeared in defense one. Let's get to Martha Raddatz tonight. The president said no injuries as you reported for days. Do we know when the Pentagon learned of all of this? Reporter: The Pentagon says leadership didn't know about the medical evacuations until yesterday because the forces in Iraq would not have been required to report them unless they were considered life threatening. But, David, a lot of questions remain. Martha, thank you.

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