After months of deliberation, the U.S Miltary finally announced the dropping of the MOAB on an ISIS tunnel in Afghanistan. The attack comes days after Green Beret Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar was killed fighting Islamic extremists in the region.
The MOAB bomb is the most destructive non-nuclear weapon in America’s arsenal. Here is CNN’s description of the weapon:
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. They said the target was an ISIS tunnel and cave complex as well as personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.
Although America has had this bomb since the Iraq War it has never been used in combat until now.
This is another showing of true power from President Trump. He is no longer going to hold the hands of Islamic extremists. If you want to threaten the lives of our soldiers, our freedoms and of our country we will put you in caskets.
It is yet to be seen how effective this strike was but one thing is for sure, the fight against Islamic terror is just beginning to pick up.