Fifty US military personnel have now been diagnosed with concussions and traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq earlier this month, according to a statement Tuesday from the Pentagon.
That’s an increase on 16 from late last week when the Pentagon said 34 cases had been diagnosed.
“As of today, 50 U.S. service members have been diagnosed with TBI,” Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell said in the statement.
Of the 16 newly disclosed cases, 15 service members remained in Iraq and have already returned to duty, the statement said. One service member had been evacuated out of Iraq several days ago but was just recently given a formal TBI diagnosis, according to several Pentagon officials.