Occupation of Iraq

US says 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

The Pentagon said on Jan. 24 that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced.

President Donald Trump and other top officials initially said Iran's attack had not killed or injured any U.S. service members.

4 Iraqi servicemen wounded by rocket attack on air base

Four members of Iraq's military were wounded on Jan. 12 in a rocket attack targeting an airbase just north of Baghdad where American trainers were present until recently, Iraqi security officials said.

The attack by at least six rockets came just days after Iran fired ballistic missiles at two bases in Iraq that house U.S. forces, causing no casualties.

US Military Helicopter 'Crashes on Iraq-Syria border' Seven People on Board

A US military helicopter has crashed on the Iraq-Syria border while carrying seven people on board, The Daily Express reported.
The helicopter is believed to have crashed in the Anbar region of Iraq.

According to CNN, the helicopter was carrying seven personnel.

The helicopter was not believed to be on a military mission at the time of the crash.

Turkish troops to retreat at end of Mosul offensive but camp should be Iraqi: Ambassador

Turkey and Iraq have agreed that Turkish troops will withdraw from the Bashiqa camp in northern Iraq after the end of the Mosul offensive, but Baghdad wants the camp to immediately be turned over to Iraq, Iraqi Ambassador to Ankara Hisham al-Allawi said.