On April 13, the US dropped the GBU-43 (Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or MOAB, also nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs"), the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US military arsenal, in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, targeting an underground complex and tunnels believed to be used by Daesh terrorist group, banned in a range of countries, including Russia.
On Monday, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, not long after President Donald Trump dropped the “Mother of all bombs” on Taliban targets in the country.
At least 13 key leaders of the Daesh terrorist group were killed in last week's US airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, involving the GBU-43 bomb, media reported Wednesday citing sources in the Ministry of Defense.
The Mother of All Bombs attack by the United States in Afghanistan killed 13 Daesh fighters from India. The bomb attack was carried out in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan last week. The estimated death toll amounted to 96 people, according to local officials.
The Mother of all Bombs (MOAB), dropped by the US in Afghanistan, tells us everything about a culture that views the world through the morally indefensible prism of good Western bombs versus bad non-Western bombs.
Following the US "Mother of all Bombs' strike in Afghanistan earlier this week the Pentagon published a video demonstrating a test of a powerful non-nuclear bomb. As political analyst Igor Shatrov told Sputnik Radio, the US is becoming prone to “spectacular” gestures under the new administration.
Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani condemned the United States for using a large bomb in Afghanistan at a meeting with Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defense Col. Gen. Zakir Hasanov, local media reported on Sunday.
The Pentagon dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs," on a system of tunnels and caves used by Daesh in Afghanistan, but the largest non-nuclear weapon in the Washington's arsenal does not appear to be the best choice for the mission, political analyst Intizar Khadim told Radio Sputnik.
The US dropped a 22,000-pound GBU-43 bomb dubbed "the Mother of All Bombs" from a MC-130 plane in Nangarhar Province, targeting underground facilities and a system of tunnels used by terrorists. Sputnik takes a look at the reaction of Afghans to this recent attack.
The Pentagon dropped the largest conventional bomb ever used in combat, targeting Daesh tunnels in Afghanistan, in what is a show of force intended to send a message to Moscow, Damascus and Pyongyang, political analyst and former CIA officer Jack Rice told Radio Sputnik.
On Thursday, the Pentagon used the largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal against a large group of Daesh terrorists in Afghanistan.
A retired US Air Force officer has claimed in an interview with Sputnik that the Trump administration's "interventionist and militarist shift" that was marked by a series of US attacks will make prospects of the meeting between American and Russian leaders happening soon very thin.
More than 80 militants were killed in Afghanistan as a result of the US Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb drop, media report.
Commander of the US forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson said on Friday he did not need President Donald Trump’s approval to conduct Thursday’s strike against Daesh-Khorasan terror group.
The US dropping of a Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb in Afghanistan sends a signal to Daesh and other enemies that the United States is no longer leading from behind, Senator Lindsey Graham said in multiple statements on Friday.
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan welcomes any assistance in the fight against international and regional terrorists, a spokesman for the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Moscow told Sputnik Friday, commenting on the recent US bomb strike on terrorists in Afghanistan.
Daesh terrorist group suffered no casualties in the GBU-43 bombing in Afghanistan, media reported Friday.
The US GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) attack on Afghanistan were not discussed at the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) informal summit, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.
The US decision to drop its biggest GBU-43 bomb, Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), in Afghanistan was made in the right time, NATO's Resolute Support mission commander Gen. John W. Nicholson said Friday.
The Pentagon has used a GBU-43B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), the largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal, in an anti-Daesh mission in Afghanistan as a show of force meant to intimidate Washington's adversaries and opponents and boost Donald Trump's approval ratings, defense analyst Igor Korotchenko told Sputnik.
Moscow is worried that the US could strike North Korea with key State Department posts still vacant, Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora told Sputnik.