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US 'mother of all bombs' killed 92 Isis militants, say Afghan officials - The Guardian

Several mid-level Isis commanders reportedly among dead after Moab strike ordered by Trump on complex in Nangarhar province. Sune Engel Rasmussen in Kabul. Sat 15 Apr 2017 06.06 EDT Last modified on Sat 15 Apr 2017 13.13 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Here's What The Largest Non-Nuclear Strike In The History Of The World Looks Like [VIDEO] - Daily Caller

The Pentagon has released footage of the U.S. dropping the “mother of all bombs” on the Islamic State in Afghanistan Thursday. Official video shows the sudden blast envelop a mountain valley in the Nangarhar province, where the terror group was making ...and more »

US Drops 'Mother of All Bombs' on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” — the most powerful conventional bomb in the American arsenal — on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan on Thursday, the Pentagon said, unleashing a weapon so massive ...and more »

Afghan official: Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94 - KVOA Tucson News

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said Saturday. Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial ...and more »

Trump Drops the Mother of All Bombs on Afghanistan - The New Yorker

When the so-called Mother of All Bombs was first tested, in 2003, the largest conventional weapon in the United States arsenal set off a mushroom cloud visible for twenty miles. The potential damage from the twenty-two-thousand-pound bomb was so vast ...and more »

“The Mother of All Bombs”: Understanding the Massive Ordnance Air Blast Weapon - Just Security

The Massive Ordnance Air Blast Weapon (MOAB, known informally as the “Mother of All Bombs” and formally as the Guided Bomb Unit, or GBU, 43/B) has attracted a great deal of attention since it was dropped on ISIS fighters in eastern Afghanistan on 13 ...and more »

No, Dropping a MOAB on ISIS in Afghanistan Doesn't Make Surge 2.0 a Good Idea - Reason (blog)

FI295The U.S. military dropped the 21,000-pound GBU-43, or MOAB, on a tunnel complex out of which ISIS operated, U.S. Central Command announced today, giving proponents of a renewed surge in Afghanistan new hope that President Trump will follow ...and more »

Videos of a MOAB Explosion, the US Military's Most Powerful Non-Nuclear Bomb - Resource Magazine

The U.S. Military has dropped a gigantic bomb on Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. CNN reports that a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time ...and more »

US drops 'mother of all bombs' in Afghanistan: Pentagon - AOL

WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military said.and more »

America drops its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan - The Economist

The use of the GBU-43/B bomb on April 13th against an Islamic State (IS) tunnel complex in Afghanistan's wild eastern province of Nangarhar has caused a flurry of excitement. In service since 2003, this was first time the Massive Ordnance Air Blast ...and more »