Friday, April 14, 2017

U.S. MOAB Strike In Afghanistan Killed Dozens of Islamic State Fighters -- News Roundup



VOA: Afghan Government Says 36 IS Members Killed in MOAB Bombing

Afghanistan says a massive bomb dropped Thursday by a U.S. warplane killed 36 members of Islamic State group and destroyed a large cache of weapons.

A statement released by the Afghan defense ministry Friday said there were no civilian casualties in this attack. The 10,000-kilogram GBU-43 bomb, known as "the mother of all bombs" (MOAB), was dropped on an Islamic State bunker complex in northeastern Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan Thursday.

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U.S. MOAB Strike In Afghanistan Killed Dozens of Islamic State Fighters -- News Roundup

Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb -- AP
U.S.'mother of all bombs' killed 36 Islamic State militants in Afghanistan -- Reuters
‘Mother of All Bombs’ Killed Dozens of Militants, Afghan Officials Say -- NYT
MOAB strike: US bombing of IS in Afghanistan 'killed dozens' -- BBC
36 Isis militants killed in US 'mother of all bombs' attack, Afghan ministry says -- The Guardian
Afghanistan says 36 IS militants killed by 'mother of all bombs' -- UPI
U.S. commander explains use of "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan -- CBS
US military defends dropping 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan -- CNN
Giant Bomb Was 'Right Weapon' For Attack On ISIS, U.S. General Says -- NPR
U.S. general says decision to use 'mother of all bombs' in Afghanistan purely tactical -- Reuters
'Right time' to use huge bomb in Afghanistan: U.S. general -- Reuters
Why America Dropped ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS in Afghanistan -- Alexander Smith, NBC
The 'Mother of All Bombs' (MOAB) has been dropped on Afghanistan. Here's what it does (and doesn't) mean -- Thomas W. Spoehr, FOX News
Why the 'mother of all bombs' and why now? -- Peter Bergen, CNN
'It felt like the heavens were falling': Afghans reel from MOAB's impact -- Sune Engel Rasmussen, The Guardian
Afghanistan tunnels targeted by US GBU-43 bomb, biggest non-nuclear weapon ever used -- ABC News Online
'Mother of all bombs' - what has it achieved? -- Shamil Shams & Masood Saifullah, DW
Mother Of All Bombs: What is it and why is the US now using it to fight Islamic State? -- Steven Viney, ABC News Online
What makes MOAB Mother of All Bombs? -- DW
Factbox: 'Mother of all bombs' targets Islamic State in Afghanistan -- Reuters
US strike in Afghanistan: What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'? -- AFP

6 comments:

Aizino Smith said...

has to be an estimate.

You would think some tunnels collapsed.

Or if they had not, that they might and it would be hazardous to go in there and drag out the corpses of the stinking spawn of Shaitan.

Anonymous said...

Good return on investment

Aizino Smith said...

""As ISIS-K's losses have mounted, they are using IEDs, bunkers and tunnels to thicken their defense," said Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan. "This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against ISIS-K.""

Jay thinks not.

He is from the full frontal balls out tard wing of the Liberals-Left.

TWN said...

Like trying to kill flies with a sledge hammer.

Aizino Smith said...

How much is a life worth?

How much would the USG have to pay out for each wounded or dead American soldier?

What us the Expect(x) where x is the number of casualties on the American side.

Compare that to the cost of a bomb.

fazman said...

How could they know 36, plus 100 that just ceased to exist?
Perhaps there was no isis
, just dropped in a remote area with zero collatetal damage as another warning to kim.