Wounded Iraqi Forces Get Little or No Aid

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Tens of thousands of Iraqi security personnel have been wounded in the past four years. The Iraqi government does not have accurate figures, but the U.S. Congressional Research Service estimates that by a year ago, more than 33,000 had been wounded.

There are few military medics and no military hospitals to look after the wounded, who are often left to the mercy of inadequate civilian facilities and a military compensation system that doesn't work.



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