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General: Plane from unit at Cannon AFB dropped MOAB in Afghanistan

Footage shows MOAB airstrike on ISIS-K tunnel system

The U.S. military has released footage of an airstrike on a tunnel complex used by the branch of the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. A U.S. aircraft dropped a GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast, also known as a MOAB or 'mother of all bombs', on an area in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, on April 13, 2017.


CLOVIS, N.M. — The commander of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command says the special weapon dubbed "the mother of all bombs" used in Afghanistan in April was delivered by an aircraft from a special operations unit home-based at Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico.

The Eastern New Mexico Daily News reports that Lt. Gen. Marshall B. "Brad" Webb, spoke Friday of the 27th Special Operations Wing's role in the April 13 airstrike on an Islamic State stronghold.

The bomb is the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S.

Meet the very large, very powerful MOAB bomb

Check out the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast, also known as a MOAB, that was dropped on Afghanistan

Webb spoke during a change of command of command ceremony at Cannon.

The bomb known officially as a GBU-43B was dropped by an MC-130, which is among the types of aircraft operated by the 27th Wing.

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