It seems like Donald Trump is trying to leave a host of record-breaking marks early in his presidential term—and for the worst. On Thursday morning (Apr. 14), it was just announced that the U.S. military would release a 21,000-lb bomb on Afghanistan. The target was an ISIS tunnel and cave complex.
The bomb, officially known as a Massive Ordinance Air Blast Bomb, has been tested for years but has never been used in combat due to the threatening nature of the weapon of mass destruction. Its nickname is MOAB or “Mother Of All Bombs.”
The same area that the U.S. targeted was an area in which, just days prior, a special operations soldier was killed in a firefight with ISIS fighters.
Last Tuesday (Apr. 4), ISIS’s spokesman, Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer released the terrorist group’s first statement since Donald Trump’s inauguration into office. The message pointed out how America is “being run by an idiot,” while pro-ISIS hackers revealed that Trump topped their kill list.
Stay posted as the story continues to develop and watch footage of a test of MOAB below.
BREAKING: US military drops 21,000-pound non-nuclear bomb — known as the “mother of all bombs” — in Afghanistan https://t.co/EOji2tjxzi pic.twitter.com/VlQNjTRnqa
— CNN (@CNN) April 13, 2017