‘Mother of all bombs’ dropped on ISIS target: What we know so far

The United States dropped "the mother of all bombs" on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan on April 13. Discussion of the non-nuclear bomb’s sheer size has drowned out what actually happened, though we don’t have a lot of details or any footage from the ground as of publication. Here’s what we know so far. What happened? The U.S. military dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, nicknamed MOAB or "mother of all bombs," in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. The bomb was part of "ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K" in Afghanistan, according to a statement from the Defense Department. ISIS-K, or … >>More
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