United States military dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb alias the “mother of all bombs” on a ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan.
It’s the first time that the GBU-43, a 21,000 pound bomb has been used in combat.
United States’ press secretary Sean Spicer said:
The United States takes the fight against ISIS very seriously.
We targeted a system of tunnels and caves that ISIS fighters used to move around freely
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB pronounced /ˈmoʊ.æb/, commonly known as the Mother of All Bombs) is a large-yield conventional (non-nuclear) bomb, developed for the United States military by Albert L. Weimorts, Jr. of the Air Force Research Laboratory. At the time of development, it was touted as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon ever designed. The bomb was designed to be delivered by a C-130 Hercules, primarily the MC-130E Combat Talon I or MC-130H Combat Talon II variants. (wikipedia GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast)