The US military will likely deploy Patriot missile defense systems to Iraq in response to Iran’s missile attack on US military facilities earlier in January, Fox News reported on January 23 citing “a U.S. defense official”.
“The move comes after U.S. troops were sent to a medical facility in Germany after complaining of head injuries following the Iranian missile attack.
Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq late last week for treatment out of an “abundance of caution,” according to a spokesman for American forces in the Middle East,” the Fox News report says.
After the Iranian missile attac on US forces, Trump claimed that no US personnel were injured. Later the Pentagon confirmed that at least 11 US troops received some injures. The real number of casualties and the state of troops remains unclear as the US military is actively censoring reports on this topic.
‘THEY HAD HEADACHES’: President Trump told reporters injuries sustained by several U.S. service members airlifted from Iraq after the Iran missile attacks were “not very serious” compared to combat injuries he’s seen that have resulted in lost limbs. https://t.co/2UHJ5xQXUq pic.twitter.com/kKSbMOrXTL
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) January 22, 2020
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