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DECEMBER 2020

ISIS Comments on Strike with ‘Mother of All Bombs’ in Afghanistan

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The Islamic State terrorist group has denied any casualties in the US airstrike, carried out with the “mother of all bombs.”

ISIS Comments on Strike with ‘Mother of All Bombs’ in Afghanistan

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), also known as the ‘mother of all bombs’ (Photo: Eglin Air Force Base)

The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has denied the information that it suffered losses during a US strike, carried out with the largest non-nuclear bomb known as the “mother of all bombs,” the SITE organization, which monitors information activity of terrorists, reported.

“The Islamic State’s (IS) Amaq News Agency denied reports of the group incurring casualties in America dropping a ‘Massive Ordnance Air Blast’ (MOAB),” the SITE report reads.

On April 13, the US dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), on positions of IS terrorists in Afghanistan. The White House explained that the strike’s target was a system of tunnels, which was used by militants. This was the first combat use of a bomb of this type.

On Friday, the Afghan Defense Ministry reported that 36 IS terrorists were killed in the attack. According to the department, the strike was carried out on a village in the Mamund valley, where militants used a cave system as a defense building. Reportedly, a large hideout with weapons was also destroyed in the attack. Nobody of civilians was injured.

Later, the Pentagon published a video of the airstrike on its official Twitter page. The footage allows seeing how the bomb falls, then an explosion occurs and large clouds of smoke rise.

In addition, the US Air Force also published online a video of the first GBU-43/B’s test, conducted in 2003.

US President Donald Trump called the attack a “very, very successful mission,” noting that he personally gave an order for the strike.

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