April 13, 2017
The US dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal on the Islamic State in Afghanistan Thursday, CNN reports.
The mission will mark the first time the bomb has been used in combat.
The munition is known as the “mother of all bombs” (MOAB) and weighs approximately 10,000 pounds. The bomb is approximately 30ft long and detonates approximately 6ft off the ground to increase its destructive power.
(This first appeared in The Daily Caller here .)
ISIS’s affiliate in Afghanistan has proved resistant against US and Afghan Security Forces raids.
The bomb was reportedly dropped on Achin district in Nangarhar province, the known headquarters of the terrorist group.