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US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by sinorte: 5:40pm On Apr 13, 2017
AFGHANISTAN — The US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission.


A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped at 7:32 pm local time Thursday, the sources said. A MOAB is a 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition that is America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb.


The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, stationed in Afghanistan and operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump told CNN.

Officials said the target was an ISIS cave and tunnel complex and personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.

“The United States takes the fight against ISIS very seriously and in order to defeat the group we must deny them operational space, which we did,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said later Thursday. The strike “targeted a system of tunnels and cave that ISIS fighters use to move around freely.”


The military is currently assessing the damage. Gen. John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, signed off on the use of the bomb, according to the sources. The authority to deploy the weapon was granted to Nicholson by the commander of US Central Command, Gen. Joseph Votel, Stump said.

This is the first time a MOAB has been used in the battlefield, according to the US officials. This munition was developed during the Iraq War.

“As ISIS-K’s losses have mounted, they are using IEDs, bunkers and tunnels to thicken their defense,” Nicholson said in a statement following the strike.

“This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against ISIS-K,” Nicholson added.

“US forces took every precaution to avoid civilian casualties with this strike. US Forces will continue offensive operations until ISIS-K is destroyed in Afghanistan,” read the statement from US Forces Afghanistan.

The extent of the damage and whether anyone was killed is not yet clear. The military is currently conducting an assessment.

The Pentagon is currently reviewing whether to deploy additional trainers to Afghanistan to help bolster US allies there.

The Achin district is the primary center of ISIS activity in Afghanistan. A US Army Special Forces soldier was killed fighting the terror group there Saturday.


https://www.google.com.ng/amp/fox6now.com/2017/04/13/us-drops-largest-non-nuclear-bomb-in-afghanistan/amp/

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by adenine02: 5:43pm On Apr 13, 2017
na wa o!
Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by muykem: 5:47pm On Apr 13, 2017
Good one. Say no to terrorism.

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by Afriifa(m): 5:49pm On Apr 13, 2017
Peaceful Religion

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by SalamRushdie: 6:01pm On Apr 13, 2017
Good one

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by Tallesty1(m): 6:05pm On Apr 13, 2017
wengers fault

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by JONITEZ(m): 6:46pm On Apr 13, 2017
Wow.... I am dumbfounded. Is this not too much?

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by JONITEZ(m): 6:48pm On Apr 13, 2017
I hope the innocent civilians in those areas are safe?

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by Makweembo: 6:54pm On Apr 13, 2017
Prophet T.B. Joshua warned of this happening last Sunday. I was watching live on Emmanuel TV. He said, "This coming Thursday, pray against whatever that will happen that will cause a conflict between the super-power nations. I see a situation where one will tempt the other – and that will provoke the whole thing. Pray that God should hold their temper."

In case you're in doubt, here's a clip from the live service from YouTube -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU2v2pNwJ0Y

He who has ears, let him hear.

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by rottennaija(m): 7:13pm On Apr 13, 2017
Na woad... Make trump no push this world to a nuclear Holocaust ooo.

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by Zoharariel(m): 7:14pm On Apr 13, 2017
If you believe that Amerika has ever targeted & bombed ISIS or Al-Qaeda, then you might as well believe in Santa Clause grin

Think about it - If Amerika is so much against Al-Qaeda & ISIS and wishes to terminate them, why over the last 5 years are more of Amerika's tax paying dollars going to Al-Qaeda & ISIS fighting Amerika’s proxy war in Syria against Bashar Al-Assad’s government forces? grin

And why was Al-Qaeda the first hired guns on the ground to go into Libya right after the Amerika-NATO bombings in 2011?

And why to this day after removing the supposed bad guy in Libya - Muammar Gaddafi is Al-Qaeda still in control in Libya? grin

And why do Al-Qaeda & ISIS keep showing up as Amerika’s surrogate troops on the ground in Nations around the world, wherever Amerika's foreign policy agenda calls for destabilization & regime change?

This line of questioning is just as valid and in need of answering from Amerikan keyboard defenders like Missy89, ValerianSteel & that asshole called CSTR55 grin cheesy grin

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by sbashir10: 7:28pm On Apr 13, 2017
MOAB..
also referred or called Mother of all bomb, and Russia too made their own version called Father of all bomb

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by Aburi001: 9:22pm On Apr 13, 2017
It's obvious, Trump is ready to put the Middle East on their toes within his first 100 days in office.

He started with Syria early this month, all in the name of fishing against Chemical Weapons.

His next target will be North Korea.

To be candid, Trump is a Business man who is ready to keep the doors of America Armoury open for use and ultimately see the prices of Crude Oil Skyrocketing within a shortest period.

Unlike Obama who believes in diplomacy as far as foreign policy is concerned.

He promised to bring the ISIS to justice or take justice to them.

Think Trump, think George Bush.....the men of action!

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by Nobody: 9:23pm On Apr 13, 2017
WWIII

Brace yourselves
grin

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by veinless(f): 9:23pm On Apr 13, 2017
brace up every one !

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by WHOcarex: 9:23pm On Apr 13, 2017
Ok, i wish you a Happy droppings

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by Noblesoul123: 9:23pm On Apr 13, 2017
Trump the war monger.

Obviously, the US has been flexing its muscles since it bombed the so called factory where biological weapons were being produced in Syria.

The rise in global tension could also lead to an increase in crude oil price.

Trump knows what he's doing as the bulk of his campaign financiers are from the American oil and arms industry.

Fighting ISIS and All Qaeda is just a diversionary tactic.

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by madridguy(m): 9:23pm On Apr 13, 2017
grin
Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by Talk2Bella(f): 9:23pm On Apr 13, 2017
shocked OMG
Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by Lakebeyin: 9:24pm On Apr 13, 2017
And now the war begins...
Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by ELPablochapo: 9:24pm On Apr 13, 2017
Trump is delivering his campaign promise

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by crispus09(m): 9:24pm On Apr 13, 2017
USA
Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by nairaman66(m): 9:24pm On Apr 13, 2017
Republicans and war!! They've got no chill at all..

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by darocha1(m): 9:24pm On Apr 13, 2017
Gengen
KILL THEM ALL!!!

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by Shiitposter: 9:25pm On Apr 13, 2017
Trump always Goes back on his words.
He promised not to meddle in middle east but has already bombed 2 countries there and he's not even been in power for upto 100days.

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by obafemee80(m): 9:25pm On Apr 13, 2017
We all know Donald Trump is a warmonger and America the biggest terrorist
Their airstrikes in Syria killed many innocent souls and less than a week later,they dropped MOAB in Afghanistan angry

Russia will never terrorise any nation with their Father of All Bombs(FOAB)

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by AlphaStyles(m): 9:25pm On Apr 13, 2017
say whaaa

Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by enesty77(m): 9:25pm On Apr 13, 2017
They will soon drop the father of all bombs grin

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by rasazee(m): 9:25pm On Apr 13, 2017
make all of una dey drop dey go.
Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by goingape1: 9:25pm On Apr 13, 2017
sbashir10:
MOAB..
also referred or called Mother of all bomb, and Russia too made their own version called Father of all bomb
very soon you will hear brother of all bomb

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Re: US Drops The "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan by VickyRotex(f): 9:26pm On Apr 13, 2017
Mother cry cry cry

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