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 the same area that a Special Forces soldier was killed last week.
The MOAB weighs over 22,000lbs and has a net explosive weight of 11 tons of TNT.