The Pentagon says six US troops are being treated for head injuries in Syria after Iranian-backed attacks
US military personnel diagnosed with traumatic brain injury were treated at their bases after terrorist attacks in Syria last week by Iranian-backed militants, officials said Thursday.
Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder said four servicemen suffered head injuries at a US base near Hasaka during a March 23 drone attack. Two others were injured at the Green Village mission support facility during the 24 March attack.
All of them are in stable condition, he said.
US BASE IN SYRIA ATTACKED BY IRANIAN PROXY FORCES AFTER RESPONSIBLE AIRSTRIKES
“All employees in the vicinity of the explosion site are being checked for head injuries. So these additional injuries were identified during post-attack medical examinations,” Ryder said during a briefing, according to Reuters.
The Pentagon estimates that eight militants were also killed during the response. US airstrikes against two Iranian-linked facilities in Syria.
President Biden warned Iran last week that the US would act decisively to protect American lives. Currently, American troops are in Syria, fighting the remaining elements of the Islamic State.
“Again, we’re not looking for conflict with Iran but we will always protect our people,” Ryder said.
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Meanwhile, Iran has accused the US of attacking civilian targets.