US Drops Largest Non-Nuclear MOAB 'Mother Of All Bombs' For First Time In Afghanistan

Chris Menahan
Apr. 13, 2017

The US military just dropped the largest ever non-nuclear bomb, known as the MOAB, or "Mother of all Bombs," on what they're saying was an ISIS tunnel complex in rural Afghanistan.

From CNN:
The US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission.

A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday, the sources said.
The MOAB is also known as the "mother of all bombs." A MOAB is a 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition that is America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb.

The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, according to the military sources.

They said the target was an ISIS tunnel and cave complex as well as personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.
Glad to hear they're actually targeting ISIS and not our allies.

Unfortunately, it was followed by Sean Spicer issuing threats towards Iran and Russia. [Videos are timestamped.]

Spicer gave almost no details about the attack and held one of the shortest press conferences ever:

Here's what the bomb looks like:

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