During the Obama years, the terrorist group ISIS incurred massive growth.
They knew that the United States would tolerate and make excuses for their evil actions.
But now that Trump is in office, it’s a whole new ballgame—and ISIS may never recover from what President Trump did.
Just last week, the US Military dealt a major blow to ISIS.
At least 94 ISIS fighters were killed after the most powerful non-nuclear bomb was dropped on their hideout.
The bomb employed is known as the “Mother Of All Bombs,” or MOAB for short; and its use is historic.
The strike targeted a network of fortified underground tunnels that ISIS had been using to stage attacks on government forces in Nangarhar province, near the border of Pakistan.
Among those killed were four ISIS commanders, making this a massive operation that will change the way ISIS looks at America forever.
As reported by CNN:
“At least 94 Islamic State fighters were killed when the US military dropped America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan, an Afghan official said Saturday.
“The number of Daesh fighters killed in the US bomb in Achin district jumped to 94, including four commanders,” Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogiani told CNN, using an alternative name for ISIS.
“Our team is in the area and they are doing clearance, so the figure might change as they find more bodies,” said Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense.
The initial toll given by Afghan officials for Thursday’s strike was 36. A statement released Friday through ISIS’ media wing, Amaq News Agency, said none of the terror group’s fighters were killed or injured. CNN cannot independently confirm the number of casualties.
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the “mother of all bombs” for its extraordinary force, was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time Thursday, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission.
The strike targeted a network of fortified underground tunnels that ISIS had been using to stage attacks on government forces in Nangarhar province, near the Pakistan border.
The blast destroyed three underground tunnels as well as weapons and ammunition, but no civilians were hurt, Afghan and US officials said.”
The technical name of the bomb is GBU-43/B, but is referred to as the MOAB because of its sheer power.
Coming in at 30-feet-long, the GPS-guided bomb has enough power to destroy an area the size of nine city blocks.
The strike was approved by Gen. John Nicholson, who stated:
“This was the right weapon against the right target,”
“It was the right time to use it tactically against the right target on the battlefield.”
While most are applauding the swift show of force, including the current Afghan President, not everyone is pleased.
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzi accused the United States of using Afghanistan as “a testing ground for new and dangerous weapons.”
Do you think that dropping the MOAB was a good move?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.