On Friday, the Pentagon released new footage of the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, dubbed the “Mother of All Bombs,” dropped on ISIS territory in Afghanistan on Thursday. The 21,000-pound MOAB killed a reported 36 Islamic jihadists.
“At 7:32 p.m. local time today, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan conducted a strike on an ISIS-K tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan in 2017,” said U.S. Forces – Afghanistan in a statement. “The strike was designed to minimize the risk to Afghan and U.S. forces conducting clearing operations in the area.”
In the 30-second clip, the MOAB is seen being dropped on the mountainous ISIS territory before the target is hit and the bomb instantly explodes. The large mass of black smoke emitted from the bomb quickly evolves into a black mushroom cloud.