The body count has officially been released detailing how many ISIS fighters died to President Donald Trump’s MOAB strike.
According to reports, the bodies of nearly 100 ISIS fighters were pulled from the rubble of several tunnel networks.
On Saturday, CNN reported the death toll at 94, but Afghan officials suggested that the total was much higher.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The “Mother of All Bombs” is the colloquial name for the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast.
According to Fox News, at a staggering 21,000 pounds, it certainly earns the nickname; it was so large it actually had to be kicked out the back of the C-130 that dropped it on the Achin district of Nangarhar Province, an area of Afghanistan on the Pakistani border.
The bomb was designed to penetrate bunkers and tunnels — important since, as The Daily Caller reported, the Islamic State group leadership in Afghanistan had retreated to a tunnel complex that was very difficult for troops to penetrate.
The “Mother of All Bombs” explodes not when it hits the ground, but six feet above it. That means that the blast goes downwards instead of radiating from the site of the blast, collapsing tunnels and caves below the surface.
“This was the first time that we encountered an extensive obstacle to our progress,” Gen. John Nicholson, the top military general in Afghanistan, said on Friday. “It was the right time to use it tactically against the right target on the battlefield.”
Most of the world stood by Trump and his decision to strike directly at the heart of ISIS. Unlike former President Barack Obama, Trump is committed to defeating ISIS and will not let them dominate the Middle East any more.