Drone Strikes US base in Iraq on Christmas Day, 2023

This footage shows a weaponized drone being used by Iran-backed militants to attack US forces in Erbil, Iraq. Three service members were wounded in the explosion: two received TBIs and concussions whereas a third is in a medically-induced coma after receiving a reportedly through-and-through shrapnel wound to the head. Since the escalation of conflict and tensions in the area due to the events of October 7th in Israel, over 70 US service members have been wounded in similar attacks.


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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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This footage shows a weaponized drone being used by Iran-backed militants to attack US forces in Erbil, Iraq. Three service members were wounded in the explosion: two received TBIs and concussions whereas a third is in a medically-induced coma after receiving a reportedly through-and-through shrapnel wound to the head. Since the escalation of conflict and tensions in the area due to the events of October 7th in Israel, over 70 US service members have been wounded in similar attacks.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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