13 April 2017
According to AP reports, the United States Military dropped a MOAB (Massive Ordnance 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.