TEHRAN (FNA)- Spokesman of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said that the Pentagon is trying to fool the Americans by reporting the death of its soldiers in the IRGC’s retaliatory missile strikes on the US in Iraq’s Ein Al-Assad airbase last month as traumatic brain injuries.

“The word dead in the US lexicon has been changed with traumatic brain injury and they conceal their damages and tolls of our attack against Ein al-Assad,” General Sharif said in sarcastic remarks made during an address to participants in the rallies marking the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution’s victory in the Eastern city of Birjand on Tuesday.

He said the assassination of IRGC Qods Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani has been a grave mistake by the US with dire repercussions, and added, “Rest assured that assassination of General Soleimani will make the US and Israel leave the region.”

General Sharif said Iran is so powerful in defense, military and security fields that the biggest world powers will not be able to threaten the country’s national and geographical interests.

The US military on Monday disclosed a more than 50% jump in cases of traumatic brain injury stemming from Iran’s missile attack on Ein Al-Assad airbase in Iraq last month, with the number of service members diagnosed climbing to 109.

The US president and the Pentagon initially claimed no service members were killed or wounded, and they signaled that Washington was not looking for additional armed conflict with Tehran. Trump stated soon after the missile attack that “no Americans were harmed”, and the United States suffered “no casualties”, noting that “all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases”.

Later, it emerged that “several” were being treated for concussion symptoms.

Trump has consistently tried to minimize the injuries, stating that he had “heard [the injured soldiers] had headaches” but insisting “it is not very serious…relative to other injuries I have seen”.

The US administration also was criticized for playing down the severity of injuries. The Veterans of Foreign Wars later stated in a statement that it “expects an apology from the president to our servicemen and women for his misguided remarks”.

Less than two weeks ago, the Pentagon said 64 American military personnel were diagnosed with traumatic brain injury in the wake of the Iranian missile strike on Ein Al-Assad.

Several Pentagon officials had told CNN that the number of diagnosed cases is likely to continue to change, as approximately 200 people who were in the blast zone at the time of the attack have been screened for symptoms.

The Defense Department initially said there had been no injuries, but then reported 34 service members had been injured last week, before upping the number to 50.

Meantime, a leading Kuwaiti newspaper had also disclosed that 16 US military men with fatal injuries sustained during Iran’s retaliatory operation have been taken to a hospital in camp Arifjan in Ahmed al-Jaber air base in Kuwait.

The Arabic-language Al-Qabas paper quoted informed sources as saying that the 16 US militaries, included some whose bodies had been severely burnt and some others who had sustained shrapnel wounds, have been transferred to a US military hospital in Kuwait under strict security measures.

It added that the wounded military men have gone under surgical operations and are still kept at the ICU section of the hospital.

Iranian military commanders say the missile strikes have left a large number of US soldiers injured and dead but the American officials are trying to hide the true numbers.

Ein Al-Assad, which houses US troops, is one of the largest and oldest military bases and located in Al-Anbar province in Western Iraq. It found itself under fire from volleys of ballistic missiles launched from Iran after a US drone strike near Baghdad on January 3 assassinated IRGC Qods Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani who played a major role in beating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terror group in both Syria and Iraq.

The terror group has intensified its attacks in Iraq and Syria following the United States’ assassination of Iran’s top anti-terror commander, residents and monitors say. The Associated Press (AP) announced in an analysis that Daesh “clearly gained at least temporary breathing room” after tensions between Iran and the US escalated in the aftermath of the martyrdom of General Soleimani.

His assassination has inflamed tensions between Washington and Tehran, and drew a harsh rebuke from Baghdad, prompting the Iraqi Parliament to pass a resolution ordering American forces to leave the country.

The airstrike also martyred Deputy Commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The two were martyred in an American airstrike that targeted their vehicle on the road to the airport.

Five Iranian and five Iraqi militaries were martyred by missiles fired by the US drone at Baghdad International Airport.

On January 8, the IRGC Aerospace Force started heavy ballistic missile attacks on US Ein Al-Assad airbase in Southwestern Iraq near the border with Syria and a US operated airbase in Erbil in retaliation for the US assassination of General Soleimani.

Ein Al-Assad is an airbase with a 4km runway at 188m altitude from sea levels, which is the main and the largest US airbase in Iraq. Early reports said the radar systems and missile defense shields in Ein Al-Assad failed to operate and intercept the Iranian missiles. Unofficial reports said the US army’s central radar systems at Ein Al-Assad had been jammed by electronic warfare.

The second IRGC reprisal attack targeted a US military base near Erbil airport in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region in the second leg of “Martyr Soleimani” reprisal operation.
Iraq said the attacks had not taken any toll from its army men stationed at these two bases. The US army had blocked entrance into Ein Al-Assad to everyone, including the Iraqi army.
It was the first direct attack on the US army ever since world war two.

The IRGC officials said none of the missiles had been intercepted.

Briefing media on the operational objective of missile attacks on US bases, IRGC Aerospace Commander Brigadier General Ali Hajizadeh stated that Iran was not after killing anyone although “tens of US troops have likely been killed and wounded and were transferred to Israel and Jordan on 9 sorties of C-130 flights”.

He noted that had Iran intended to kill the American forces, it could have planned high casualty operations to kill 500 US military men in the first step and 4,000 to 5,000 others in the second and third phases within 48 hours.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has called the military operation “only a slap across the face” of the United States, stating that “military moves like this are not enough. The Americans’ corruption-stirring presence should come to an end”.

Tehran reiterates that its strategic objective is expelling the US troops from the region, naming it the true vengeance for the terror attack on its most popular commander.


In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 photo, U.S. Soldiers stand at spot hit by Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad airbase, in Anbar, Iraq

Washington Covering Up Deaths of US Soldiers From Iran’s Attack on Iraq Bases – IRGC

TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Washington is intentionally hiding the fact that US troops died during Iran’s attack on its military in Iraq, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) spokesman Ramezan Sharif said on Tuesday.

“The word dead in the US lexicon has been changed with traumatic brain injury and they conceal their damages and tolls of our attack against Ein al-Assad,” Sharif said at a rally in the eastern city of Birjand marking the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution’s victory, as quoted by the Fars news agency.

Earlier in the day, the Pentagon said that at least 109 US troops had received traumatic brain injuries during Iran’s missile attack on a military base hosting US troops in Iraq in early January.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 22, 2018, shows members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) marching during the annual military parade which marks the anniversary of the outbreak of the devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, in the capital Tehran.

© AFP 2019 / STRINGER

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Claim US Troops’ ‘Brain Injuries’ Toll a ‘Metaphor’ for Deaths – Reports

On January 8, Iran launched 16 missiles at the Erbil and Al Asad air bases in Iraq in response to a US airstrike that killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani five days earlier.

Initially, the White House and Pentagon said that no one was hurt, but the latter was eventually forced to admit that there had been victims and proceeded to increase the count several times. The Pentagon explained that the symptoms of shell shock may not appear immediately and that initial assessment may differ from final diagnoses.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. I might have Pointed out Before that the Age old Lines of =

    ” ALL Governments LIE ”

    ” ALL Governments Cheat ”

    these are Zionist Lines Designed to Legalise and Jusrify Zionist Actions AND Zionist Enslaved Governments ……
    NOT Everybody LIES BUT Lying is an Easy way out of a Pointed out misbehavior …… Israeli Rule is ” IF Someone Says Uou’re BAD or Wrong Then Paint The Whole World BAD and Seem A Normal ”

    Other than That Some Here Already Know That You’re Dumbed Down Idiots BUT Usually You are Unable to Fathom How Dumbed Down an Idiot You Are ……… America and the Europeon Slaves of the ” Jewish ” been Dumbed Down Idiots Since Atleast A CENTURY ……. So Whenever You Think You think That You’re the Smart one in this Totally Dumbed Down Population Then You’re Wrong Coz You’re Still A CENTURIES OLD DUMBED DOWN IDIOT , You might Think You know Everything BUT The Actuality is That You’re A Very Good and Avery Obedient Slave of the ” Jewish ” AND You’re NOT Taught Any Facts intentionally Coz The Boss is ” Jewish ” AND Hence You need NOT Think Coz The Boss wants to Decide What’s Good For YOU ……. You can Do Anything AND Everything AS Long As YOU Never Dare to Challenge the Boss , You can do Anything And Everything Except Become a Challenge to the ” Jewish Owners of the Plantation ” AND Yes Fornication is Highly Encouraged to keep You Busy and Far away From Challenging the Boss

  2. USSLibertyMovie(.)com > LBJ lied about Savage, false flag attack but a ruthless “ally” and was forced to recall bombers that were minutes away from nuking Cairo when sailors patched together a makeshift antenna. The SOS signals went over non secure frequency, picked up by NATO, Egypt and Russia. LBJ was more than willing to start the World War that JFK avoided over Bay of Pigs.

    Obombie & Reptillary massacred hundreds of thousands in Libya & Syria. As Woody Wilson, FDR & Truman have also shown, it is IMPOSSIBLE TO VOTE AGAINST WAR.

  3. I say it is an unpardonable sin if our government has sought to lie to families of Vets. Yes they could order the families to clam up, but still some must have flown over there to physically be with loved ones and hence, observe if they are in fact dead or alive. If the government has lied, beginning with chief liar Donald Adolph, they have opened a Pandora’s Box which could be the end of this pathologial liar as President. Surely there is some witness who has observed if they are dead or alive. But of course Mafia threats lead to silence don’t they? Just look at the cowards and whores in Congress.

    • Everyone must keep this in mind: Donald Adolph is a pathological liar. Not one word out of his lying mouth can be believed without hard proof. Read the documentation of this statement by the late top investigative journalist Wayne Barrett in New York for over 30 years as journalist for the Village Voice. Much of their archives have been preserved. Again Donald Adolph Hitler is a pathological liar and cheater. He does not possess a conscience. “Conscience Doth Make Cowards of us all”.
      Everyone, every leader, every institution in New York failed Donald Adolph Hitler. He is the most dangerous Mafia criminal on Earth today. After all if his friends in Israel make him angry he could turn the whole country to dust couldn’t he?

    • Donald ‘Adolph’? Really? your giving the Donald too much credit. He’s not in the same league. Please read the real history of Adolph Hitler. you can start with David Irving’s book Hitler’s War. Then please come back and apologize.

    • Wjabbe, I would like you to order and read the book by a great American called Benton Bradberry called ‘The myth of German Villainy’, who points out the power of propaganda by our zionist press.
      Then come back to me about Adolf.

  4. Let’s say there were many [US] Military [KIA] how does the [US] Military stop the families from speaking out about there loved ones. How do the Families let trump get away with such a big lie-?

    • Hey they managed to do that with 9/11 and that was before they installed the Orwellian DHS. Also Obama signed an NDAA allowing the Media to propagandize to the American public as a parting farewell gift. It’s up to publications like VT and others that haven’t been infected by Mossad, MI6 and CIA to get the truth out there.

  5. This is a very dangerous and irresponsible action by Trump Who is just trying to Trivialize his Huge Error in judgement ……. in my view the Only Injuries Trump is Witnessed to is His STDs

  6. According to initial reports quite a number of dead and wounded were pulled from the target area. Possibly contractors i.e. mercs so they wouldn’t be reported as Military KIA, MIA or casualties.

    Also reports by TASS and now Fort-Russ are saying that US Forces are abandoning most Iraqi bases with the exception of two.

    Personally I think this whole Neocon inspired op was a SNAFU of magnitude and could led to a soft or hard coup in Washington for placing troops unnecessarily provoking an attack by Iran. Just speculation on my part.

    • for heaven’s sake the Concrete Bunkers were Wrecked and they showed it on TV ….. Trump is too too Disgusting With His Zionistic LIES …….

    • They’ve been low balling casualties and deaths since Truman beginning with the Korean War. Not to defend Trump but that’s the truth.

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