Breaking News!!: Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan: United States military dropped GBU-43 bomb on ISIS tunnel complex.
According to Pentagon Officials, the United States military has dropped GBU-43 bomb, known as the “mother of all bombs,” onto a ISIS tunnel complex in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan on Thursday, April 13th, 2017.
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In a statement, Gen. John W. Nicholson, United States Commander in Afghanistan, said, “As ISIS-K’s losses have mounted, they are using IEDs, bunkers and tunnels to thicken their defense. This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against ISIS-K.”
The use of the GBU-43 bomb is believe to have been the first time the weapon was used on the battlefield against ISIS fighters and facilities.
Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, informed news reporters about the bombing and said that the United States military dropped GBU-43 weapon targeting tunnels to deny ISIS fighters “operational space”.
We are awaiting more information on how many ISIS fighters were killed and if any civilians perished in the bombing.
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