Yesterday, April 13, 2017, the United States military dropped the America’s greatest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan, targeting ISIS infested areas and it was the first time such type of weapon was used in battle.
Adam Stump, the Pentagon spokesman said that a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), which was nicknamed the ‘mother of all bombs‘, was dropped at about 7:32 pm local time.
A MOAB is said to be 21,600-pound, it is a GPS-guided munition. The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 war jet, positioned in Afghanistan and operated by the Air Force Special Operations Command.
According to the white houes Officials, the target was an ISIS cave and tunnel complex and their men in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.
The White House press secretary Sean Spicer stated that: “the United States takes the fight against ISIS very seriously and in order to defeat the group we must deny them operational space, which we did. The strike targeted a system of tunnels and cave that ISIS fighters use to move around freely.”