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U.S. Unleashes ‘Mother of All Bombs’—and a Press Release | The Daily Beast

U.S. Unleashes ‘Mother of All Bombs’—and a Press Release | The Daily Beast

U.S. Special Operations Forces dropped one of the world’s most powerful non-nuclear bombs on ISIS fighters in eastern Afghanistan on April 13, defense officials told The Daily Beast on Thursday.

The bombing could mark a shocking escalation of America’s war in Afghanistan—one that places more civilians in greater danger than ever before, though military officials insist they wouldn’t have acted if they had spotted civilians nearby.

American forces were trying to root out deeply entrenched ISIS fighters when a U.S. Air Force MC-130 commando transport dropped the Massive Ordinance Air Blast munition in Achin district in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan at 7:32 in the evening, local time.

Source: U.S. Unleashes ‘Mother of All Bombs’—and a Press Release – The Daily Beast