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Statement regarding treatment and ongoing service member screening for injuries related to Jan 8, 2020, Iranian ballistic missile attack on Al Assad Air Base, by Capt. Bill Urban, spokesman for U.S. Central Command

U.S. Central Command

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"While no U.S. service members were killed in the Jan. 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.  In the days following the attack, 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. 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.

At this time, eight individuals have been transported to Landstuhl, and three have been transported to Camp Arifjan."

- Capt. Bill Urban, spokesman for U.S. Central Command