The Pentagon has released footage showing the moment the U.S. Military dropped the “mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan on Thursday. The weapon killed 36 ISIS soldiers but didn’t harm a single civilian, according to Afghan officials.
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal. Thursday’s action marks the first time that the MOAB, which was developed during the Iraq War, has been used in combat. CNN and other news organizations explained the footage on Friday morning.
“You can only imagine anybody who is down there is now turned to dust,” CNN military analyst Maj. General James “Spider Marks said.
The U.S. estimates 600 to 800 ISIS fighters are present in Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press.
“I want a hundred times more bombings on this group,” Hakim Khan, 50, who lives near the site of the bombing told, the AP.
ISIS has not publicly responded to the attack as of Friday morning.
“The United States took all precautions necessary to prevent civilian casualties and collateral damage as a result of the operations,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.
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