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Barely a few weeks since the death of major general Qassem Soleimani, another Iranian missile strike was launched, leading to the injury of eleven U.S troops.

In what is being pegged as a retaliation for the death of Soleimani, the attack resulted in the U.S service members being brutally wounded—and airlifted to U.S Military hospitals in Kuwait and Germany on Thursday for the treatment of brain injuries—and underwent tests as well.

“Out of an abundance of caution, some service members were transported from Al Asad Air Base, Iraq to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, others were sent to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, for follow-on screening,” said Col.

Myles Caggins, a spokesman for U.S. military command in Baghdad. “When deemed fit for duty, the service members are expected to return to Iraq following screening. The health and welfare of our personnel is a top priority and we will not discuss any individual’s medical status,” the statement elucidated.

The injuries were life-threatening, as an official revealed that some of the service members endured concussions amid the attacks, that continued even a week later after the ghastly incident.

The Trump administration had previously mentioned that no major U.S. or Iraqi casualties were reported post attacks, which occurred days after a U.S. airstrike claimed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran's Quds forces, outside of Baghdad International Airport.

Trump had earlier announced any further military action would not be carried out unless Iran initiated a drastic strike. Speaking about the attack; the Trump administration officials maintained that Iranian missiles had caused “no casualties, no friendly casualties, whether they are U.S., coalition, contractor and the like.”

“As previously stated, while no U.S. service members were killed in the Jan. 8 Iranian attacks on Al Asad Airbase, several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed,” said a spokesman for the U.S. military command in Baghdad in the January 16 statement.

As per a press conference that was held on January 8, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley revealed that the attacks were directed at both the personnel and equipment, and it seemed like the missile strike was strategized to cause structural large scale damage to aircraft and equipment as well as to claim the lives of the personnel.

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