US Drops Largest Non-Atomic Bomb on Afghanistan

 

According to a report by CNN, the US military has used it's largest non-atomic bomb in Afghanistan, targeting an ISIS complex containing multiple underground installations.

The 21,000-pound weapon was dropped in an area of Afghanistan called the Nangahar Province which borders Pakistan.

A Special Forces soldier was killed in the region this past Saturday (April 8th) while fighting ISIS. Mark De Alencar was 37 and a Maryland native.

 

The video below is an overview of the capabilities of the weapon, the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or MOAB. It has been in the arsenal of the United States since 2003, but up until now never been deployed against a real target.

 

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