US Drops MOAB Bomb on ISIS Forces in Afghanistan

U.S. forces deployed a GBU-43 (MOAB) bomb against an ISIS tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangahar province, Afghanistan, today. The bomb weighs over 21000 pounds. Within the blast’s red zone, dBP’s (peak decibels) measuring 140 would be experienced.

Bomb damage assessment (BDA) is unavailable at this time.

The US Defense Department has released what appears to be FLIR video of the GBU-43 bomb blast on an ISIS stronghold in Achin, Afghanistan:

This video shows a MOAB test from 2003. The bomb was rolled out the back of a C-130:

Video: courtesy of USAF

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