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According to Reports from CNN and ABC News, the United States has used a 22,000-pound bomb against a series of ISIS cave complexes in eastern Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Department of Defense has confirmed.
According to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission, a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday.
The MOAB is also known as the "mother of all bombs." A MOAB is a 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition that is America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb.
The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, according to the military sources.
The bomb’s nickname is the “the mother of all bombs.”
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