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US drops largest ever non-nuclear bomb on Isis affiliate in Afghanistan


American lawmakers have applauded the Trump administration after the US military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State targets in eastern Afghanistan. The lawmakers said that it sends a clear message to terror groups in the region.

The US military yesterday dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed as “Mother Of All Bombs” on a tunnel complex of ISIS-Khorasan, a regional affiliate of the terror group.

Senator Jim Inhofe, senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee applauded President Donald Trump’s commitment to the fight against terror and sending a clear message to both enemies and allies of the US.

Congressman Kevin said Trump has sent a strong message to the Islamic State that will be heard in Russia, North Korea, Iran and around the world.

However, Democratic lawmakers questioned the intentions behind the use of such a bomb. Congresswoman Barbara Lee said the unprecedented use of a MOAB, marks a new front in the almost 16 year war in Afghanistan.

Ms Lee urged House Speaker Paul Ryan to call Congress back into session, to can immediately repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force and put real restraints onTrump’s warmongering.

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