The Pentagon said U.S military dropped mother of all bombs the largest non-nuclear bomb in eastern Afghanistan on ISIS caves on Thursday night. This is first in the history of US to use the bomb GBU-43 know as the “Mother of all bombs” according to the Adam Stump spokesman of Pentagon. The bomb which inlcudes a massive 11 tons of explosives and is know as the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb.
Mother of all Bombs MOAB
According to the source The US military dropped the GBU-43/B Massive ordinance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) was dropped at 7:32 pm. MOAB nicked name as “Mother of all bombs”
A MC-130 aircraft machine was used to drop the bomb, worked via Air Force Special Operation Command which is positioned in Afghanistan. While talking with CNN, Pentagon representative Adam Stump gave these details.
As indicated by authorities, the target is said to be a give in and tunnel complex occupied by ISIS and in the Achin district of Nangarhar region.
The United States considers the fight against ISIS important and to overcome the group we should deny them operational space, which we did,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said later Thursday. The strike “focused on an arrangement of tunnels and give in that ISIS fighters use to move around uninhibitedly.”
CNN reported that while talking with the authorities in Nangarhar provincial government and Ministry of Interior, Afghanistan, that they have no such information starting at now about the bomb drop by the US.
Official Statement made by US Central command
As per the sources, General John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan approved the use of the bomb. The damages are right now being evaluated by the military. The officer of US Central Command, General Joseph gave allowed expert to Nicholson to send the weapon.
Afghanistan Possible isis sightings
ISIS movement in Afghanistan is principally focused in the Achin district and a US Army Special Forces soldier died there on Saturday while fighting the terror group. Counterterrorism operations are frequently completed by US troops against ISIS in the Nangarhar Province. Right now, very nearly 8,400 US troops are positioned in Afghanistan. The MOAB is an exceptionally designed bomb for missions like this one. It was tested in 2003 interestingly however has never been use as a part of battle until this time in Afghanistan.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer stated, “the US had use an expansive, effective and precisely delivered weapon to disrupt the movements of militants in the nation.”
“Everyone knows exactly what happened and what I do is I approve my military. We have the best military on the world and they’ve done their job not surprisingly. In this way, we have given them add up to approval,” Trump said at the White House on Thursday after meeting with the first responders.
Hamid Karzai who was the President of Afghanistan for very nearly ten years firmly condemned the dropping of the biggest non-nuclear bomb.