Iraqi PMU Launches Drones that Kill and Wound Americans at U.S base in Al-Tanf

Cell phone footage that was just recently released allegedly shows a group of Iraqi PMU fighters launching drones towards an American outpost located at the Syria-Jordan border. While we're unable to independently verify the claims that this footage shows the launch of those drones, it is important that we write about the event in detail.


It has been confirmed by the White House and the American Department of Defense that three U.S. service members were killed, and at least another 25 were wounded by a one-way strike UAS that impacted with an American base at the Syria-Jordan border. The base, which is called Tower 22, is located near Al-Tanf at the most northeastern point where the Jordanian and Syrian borders connect. It's unclear exactly how many Americans are stationed at the location or what their exact military operations are, however it is believed that they are directly involved in combating the Islamic State.


The names of the deceased and wounded have not yet been released per the standard operating procedure of the Department of Defense, which requires a minimum of 24 hours to notify next-of-kin of the Service member being killed in action.


It is currently believed that Iranian backed Shia-militias are responsible for the attack. This footage was released tonight by an Iraqi PMU claiming responsibility for the attack. It is worth noting that American and Iraqi forces worked with Iraqi PMUs as recently as 2018 during the fight against the Islamic State.


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Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

Published 4 months ago

Cell phone footage that was just recently released allegedly shows a group of Iraqi PMU fighters launching drones towards an American outpost located at the Syria-Jordan border. While we're unable to independently verify the claims that this footage shows the launch of those drones, it is important that we write about the event in detail.


It has been confirmed by the White House and the American Department of Defense that three U.S. service members were killed, and at least another 25 were wounded by a one-way strike UAS that impacted with an American base at the Syria-Jordan border. The base, which is called Tower 22, is located near Al-Tanf at the most northeastern point where the Jordanian and Syrian borders connect. It's unclear exactly how many Americans are stationed at the location or what their exact military operations are, however it is believed that they are directly involved in combating the Islamic State.


The names of the deceased and wounded have not yet been released per the standard operating procedure of the Department of Defense, which requires a minimum of 24 hours to notify next-of-kin of the Service member being killed in action.


It is currently believed that Iranian backed Shia-militias are responsible for the attack. This footage was released tonight by an Iraqi PMU claiming responsibility for the attack. It is worth noting that American and Iraqi forces worked with Iraqi PMUs as recently as 2018 during the fight against the Islamic State.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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