US Military Drops MOAB Bomb in Afghanistan

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb sits at an air base in Southwest Asia waiting to be used should it become necessary. The MOAB is also called “The Mother of all Bombs” by scientists and the community alike. (Courtesy photo)

13 April 2017

According to AP reports, the United States Military dropped a MOAB (Massive Ordinance Air Blast, AKA Mother Of All Bombs), also known as a GBU 43/B into an ISIS stronghold.  The bomb was dropped into an area held by ISIS fighters in North Eastern Afghanistan.  This is the first time the bomb has been dropped in an operation since its creation in 2003.

This bomb was dropped in same area that a Special Forces soldier was killed last week.

The MOAB weighs over 22,000lbs, and has net explosive weight of 11 tons of TNT.

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