The US Just Dropped 'The Mother of All Bombs' On ISIS in Afghanistan

It's the biggest non-nuclear bomb in America's arsenal, and it's scary AF.
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It's the biggest non-nuclear bomb in America's arsenal, and it's scary AF.

U.S. forces fighting ISIS in Afghanistan have just unleashed pure hell on the caves where terrorists were hiding in the Nangarhar province, reports the Associated Press.

For the first time ever, a GBU-43 bearing 11 tons of explosives was used in combat. 

The Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb or MOAB has also been called the "Mother of All Bombs." If you watch video of one of these monsters going off, you can see the jokey nickname is pretty appropriate. 

Moab explosion

In a Dept. of Defense statement, Gen. John W. Nicholson, who heads U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said that ISIS is "using IEDs, bunkers, and tunnels to thicken their defense."

The MOAB, he stated, "is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum" of the U.S.-led offensive against the terrorist state. 

While the DoD statement indicated American military was careful to minimize any civilian impacts from the gigantic explosion, it also stated that offensive measures will continue "until ISIS-K is destroyed in Afghanistan."

With a blast radius of up to a mile, these monster bombs will do the trick.