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Friday, 14 April 2017 - 12:40
U.S. Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb on ISIS Target in Afghanistan (video & photos)
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The US military dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan yesterday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials.

In this U.S. Air Force handout, a GBU-43/B bomb, or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, is launched Nov. 21, 2003, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. 

A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the "mother of all bombs," was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. A MOAB is a 30-foot-long, 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition.

President Donald Trump called it "another successful job" later Thursday.

Officials said the target was an ISIS cave and tunnel complex and personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province, a remote area in the country's east which borders Pakistan.









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