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WATCH: First Released Video of the US MOAB Bomb Dropped on ISIS – It’s Going VIRAL

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The U.S. military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News.

The GBU-43B, a 21,000-pound conventional bomb, was deployed in Nangarhar Province close to the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. By comparison, each Tomahawk cruise missile launched at a Syrian military air base last week weighed 1,000 pounds each.

The MOAB — Massive Ordnance Air Blast — is also known as the “Mother Of All Bombs.” It was first tested in 2003, but hadn’t been used in combat before Thursday.

Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said the bomb had been brought to Afghanistan “some time ago” for potential use. The bomb explodes in the air, creating air pressure that can make tunnels and other structures collapse. It can be used at the start of an offensive to soften up the enemy, weakening both its infrastructure and morale.

“As [ISIS’] losses have mounted, they are using IEDs, bunkers and tunnels to thicken their defense,” Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said in a statement. “This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against [ISIS].”

President Trump told media Thursday afternoon that “this was another successful mission” and he gave the military total authorization.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTx52d-Rkdk

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12 Comments
  • Sarah Taylor says:

    Go President Trump and our Military we love you!!

  • Ulla Camp says:

    Unfortunately the video was NOT available……………..But the thought of it was good,
    since those specimens of human beings should NOT be allowed to walk this earth…..

  • nancy cowart says:

    Thank you Mr President for letting our Awesome Military do whathey are trained to do. 35 less knuckle draggers gone. HOOYAH

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