U.S. Troops in Iraq Evaluated for TBI Following Assault by Iran-Backed Militia

The militia attack against military airbase utilized ballistic missiles.

The U.S. Central Command reported that U.S. military personnel are being assessed for traumatic brain injury after an Iran-backed militia attack was launched Saturday against the Al-Asad airbase in western Iraq.

CENTCOM stated, “Most of the missiles were intercepted by the base’s air defense systems while others impacted on the base.”

“It was a very serious attack, using a capability of ballistic missiles that posed a genuine threat,” White House Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer said Sunday. “We are going to respond… to establish deterrence in these situations, and to hold these groups accountable that continue to attack us.”

The use of more powerful ballistic missiles in the assault is viewed as an escalation from the previous Iran-made drones and rockets. The attack is also being reported as the largest of over 140 such attacks against militia groups targeting U.S. forces stationed in Syria and Iraq.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For General Kurilla to be prudent as he commands the U.S. Central Command.
  • For healing for the U.S. troops who were impacted by the assault against the airbase.
  • For the president and his military advisors as they decide how to respond to the attacks that are occurring in the Middle East.

Sources: Military.com, VOA News

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