U.S Bombs ISIS Group In Afghanistan
On April 13, 2017, the United States’ military dropped “its most powerful non-nuclear bomb” in Afghanistan. It was the biggest bomb the United States has ever released upon another country. They did not target Afghan citizens in particular, but they were aiming to bomb a large amount of ISIS members. The bomb killed a total of 36 members of ISIS. Many believe that this is one step of President Trump’s plan to take down ISIS.
The bomb was given the nickname “the mother of all bombs,” deriving from its acronym MOAB. The bomb weighed a total of 21,000 lbs and is very powerful. The mother of all bombs was dropped on an ISIS tunnel complex. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated that they, “targeted a system of tunnels and caves that ISIS fighters use to move around freely.” It is not odd to see this happening during Trump’s administration, because he made it very clear during his campaign that he was going to do, “bomb the hell out of ISIS.”
The land that was bombed by the U.S was a very important base to ISIS considering that it had many weapons and ammunition. Due to the bomb, it had been completely destroyed. The official name of the bomb was the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, and it had never been used in a fight before until the 13th of April when it hit a part of Afghanistan. President Trump had given the military full authorization to do so, and as far as he is concerned it was yet another “very successful mission.” The bomb had fallen with a parachute so it would fall slowly, thus giving the aircraft enough time to leave so they wouldn’t be within blast radius.