Latest MOAB Strike Assessment Shows Much Higher Death Toll…

The LA Times is providing an update to the ground assessment from the use of the 10+ ton MOAB bomb dropped in Afghanistan.  The number of ISIS killed rises to 94.

“The bomb’s reverberations wave frightened me so badly. I have witnessed thousands of battles, but no bomb scared me like this one did.”  ~ Hanifullah (62-year-old Shodal Resident)

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Via LA Times –  Afghan officials said Saturday that 94 militants were killed in a massive U.S. bomb blast targeting Islamic State’s regional affiliate, nearly three times as many as was reported a day earlier.

Ismail Shinwari, governor of Achin district in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, where the 20,000-pound bomb struck Thursday evening, said there were no reports of civilian casualties.

The dead included several leaders of the Islamic State affiliate, which is loosely connected to the main militant organization based in Iraq and Syria, Afghan officials said.

U.S. military officials said the Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb — dubbed the “mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat — targeted an underground network of caves and tunnels that Islamic State fighters had used for weeks to evade an ongoing operation by U.S. and Afghan forces.  (read more)

General John Nicholson (Right) who authorized MOAB drop, with General Joe Votel, Commander of CENTCOM

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124 Responses to Latest MOAB Strike Assessment Shows Much Higher Death Toll…

  1. James F says:

    When it comes to dead muslim terrorists, the more the merrier.

    Liked by 42 people

  2. Sedanka says:

    Wake me when the MSM stops telling us to “think about the children.” We’re only supposed to think of terrorists’ children, not our own.

    Liked by 28 people

  3. Landslide says:

    Thank you, President Trump and all military, for your resolve to rid the world of this evil. This is a great start to that plan. I am very, very thankful and appreciative. I stand behind you 100%.

    Liked by 28 people

  4. Gil says:

    Well if it puts the fear of allah into them all and gets even 50% of them to refuse to join their local ms-13, i mean ISIS, gang, then it out performed. Good job to our miltary.

    Liked by 12 people

  5. mopar2016 says:

    Yes it’s good to see ISIS on the run.
    They can run off for a long time, but sooner or later they will be dealt with.

    Liked by 9 people

  6. Daniel says:

    I think they should paint onto the next one “Here’s your virgins!”

    Liked by 3 people

  7. TwoLaine says:

    I was thinking a drinking game might be in order, but 96?! HN!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. fleporeblog says:

    Our President said that he would bomb the sh.t out of ISIS. Another promise he has kept! The day this bomb was dropped will be reported in history as the day that America turned the tide not only on ISIS but on NK as well. Today was their 105th anniversary of their founding. If you think for a minute had Obozo been President today, they would have performed their nuclear test with no regard to any type of ramifications. China wouldn’t be tightening the screws and ISIS would be marching on Damascus.

    Thank you President Trump for keeping your word and MAGA every single day that passes!

    Liked by 24 people

    • dalethorn says:

      At this risk of using a bad cliché, this thing quite literally blasted the crap out of them.

      Liked by 2 people

    • deplorabledaveinsocal says:

      Another promise he has kept!

      I made a realization a little while ago… Our president did not make pledges or campaign promises. He made a checklist… Now, he is just ticking off the accomplishments… That is what you do when you are results oriented. Everything is a metric- something you judge your performance against the goal. You fall short, you regroup, re prioritize, and go back at it.

      I saw some articles about his flip flopping too. Nay. He is acting the part of a change agent. He has identified his targets, his sponsors, and champions. His (and ours) targets are Syria and North Korea to change their behavior. His champions and sponsors are China, Russia, and NATO. The entire world is watching.

      Such a fascinating time to be watching this moment in history.

      Liked by 7 people

  9. grlangworth says:

    The generals must do right by their troops. It has been crazy for the grunts on the ground for far too long…started back in Vietnam, this rotten oversight culture. Washington started looking down on their satellite pictures as though they were just playing dominoes long distance.

    Liked by 16 people

  10. zephyrbreeze says:

    Wise people do in the beginning, what foolish people do eventually. – my favorite saying.

    Obama could have done in the beginning what Trump did eventually.

    Liked by 5 people

  11. sunnydaysall says:

    ba da bing, ba da boom!!!

    Liked by 9 people

  12. Peter G. says:

    Jihad is advanced by women through the sacrifice of their sons.
    Facts are stubborn things.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. snaggletooths says:

    Thank you President Trump for making the right call !

    Liked by 7 people

  14. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Not surprised that the death toll is a higher number. It also puts an end to one of their hideouts and how they got around in that region. I am sure there are more tunnels elsewhere, but this is a significant start by our military. They are finally allowed to do what they have been wanting to do for 8 years.

    Liked by 11 people

    • keeler says:

      Bingo.

      The US has probably been monitoring this complex since September 12, 2001. That’s million of man-hours and money now freed.

      Leftist obsessing over the cost-per-kill misses the point. This snake den is out of business at the cost of zero non-combatant deaths, and terrorists using this area will have a harder time avoiding US military strikes.

      Liked by 9 people

    • musicdoc2020 says:

      The other thing this does is put isis in other tunnels into panic mode. Now they know their underground bases are not safe. And in panic mode people are nowhere near as effective. More mistakes will be made. Possibly some will start to desert because being buried alive feeds right into ones worst phobias/nightmares.

      Liked by 6 people

    • JC says:

      May not be many meetings in caves or travel via tunnels for a while… a long while.

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  15. Keln says:

    Apparently the MOAB is also nowhere near as expensive as the media was initially reporting. Business Insider posted a correction to the “$16 million” price tag now stating it actually costs around $170,000. It is that cheap because the Air Force actually builds them from existing parts and stuff made in a machine shop, not by a contractor like Lockheed Martin.

    Yes, you read that right. The MOAB is basically a cobbled-together bomb made by the Air Force. I wouldn’t even be surprised if there is some duct tape involved in its construction.

    And deployment of the weapon is as simple as shoving it out the back of a C130. Not expensive, not complicated, and massively effective.

    That’s a lot of “bang for the buck”.

    Liked by 21 people

  16. bertdilbert says:

    Could be used in places like Mosul or Raqqa. Dump leaflets to evacuate that the city will be destroyed and then destroy the city. Maybe broadcast via local radio and TV.

    Enemy destroyed and no American lives lost, the way it should be, not this house to house fighting to save civilians. These fighting zones are destroyed anyway by the time they get done shelling with the small stuff anyways.

    House to house fighting is for the stupid people.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. loka says:

    Article posted on Zero Hedge

    India Claims 500 Pakistanis (Protecting ISIS) Killed In “Treasonous” US Bombing In Afghanistan

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-15/india-claims-500-pakistanis-protecting-isis-killed-treasonous-us-bombing-afghanistan

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      They were Taliban… the source of AQ/ISIS out of Pakistan – and Afghanis want them GONE!

      I have said for years that a nuke needs to be dropped on that area of Pakistan where the Taliban have their madrassas. It is where all the terrorists go before they go off to meet their virgins.

      Liked by 2 people

  18. Mondanock says:

    Must’ve felt like the sandbags dropped off a hot air balloon when that great big potato slid out the back of the C-130……. Weeeeeeee!

    Liked by 4 people

    • joshua says:

      would have loved to see the huge grin on the face of the C-130 cargo load master when the drone chute took that big ole baby out the back gate…….wheeeeeeeeeeee.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. MIKE says:

    Imail Shinwari, ….said there were no reports of any civilian casualties.
    I’m still letting that sink in.
    Our Military is back. MAGA

    Liked by 10 people

  20. flawesttexas says:

    After 49 were killed in Orlando at Pulse niteclub by an Islamic Terrorist linked to ISIS, I have no problem with this

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Southpaw says:

    There will never be an accurate casualty total. Won’t be able to access all the tunnels and some were blown up like eggs in a microwave.

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  22. equanimus says:

    I doubt they know any body count unless they have captured the facility, which I haven’t heard.

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  23. James W Crawford says:

    I am still waiting for a cogent explaination of why the US continues the Afghan War. Right after 9-11 it was a valid mission to punish the Taliban and may be get Bin Laden. More importantly, the Afghanistan war was a proxy war against Pakistan which had installed and supported the Taliban. I would love to have witnessed the conversation between G W Bush and Mushariff that resulted in nuclear armed Pakistan enabling our invasion. The war drew islamic radicals from Pakistan which enabled an almost successful attempt to secularize the country. Mushariff actually transferred power to a democraticly elected, secular government. Thanks to Obama, the same Islamic radicals that Mushariff deposed are back in power and have the fingers on the nuclear button. Unless Trump wants to ally with India to take out Pakistan, the ongoing war serves no strategic interest.

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  24. ALEX says:

    Sweet. We learned some things it seems. Those things meet expectations and President Trump has changed rules of engagement to the point our troops can defend themselves with every tool in the arsenal…You know darn well our troops are glad they didn’t have to fight inch by inch to get to that cave system…MAGA

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  25. Obama wouldn’t think of dropping a bomb on these punks ’cause he’s one of them.

    Kudos to Trump for dropping this bomb where the sun don’t shine.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. James W Crawford says:

    Video of General Mushariff pleading with G W Bush after 9-11 to not nuke Pakistan into the stone age .

    Liked by 1 person

  27. James W Crawford says:

    Video of Yasser Arafat groveling after the 9-11 attacks.

    Like

  28. What I like about the actual footage of the #MOAB,, Did you watch the “surrounding” mountain(s) & dirt kinda LIQUIFY? That was cool…

    Liked by 2 people

  29. Trish in Southern Illinois says:

    The way i read the article:
    All were vaporized except for 96.

    WINNING!

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  30. joshua says:

    “The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.”
    The Islamists are blowing in the wind……

    Liked by 1 person

  31. joshua says:

    The sweetest sound in the would is the Muslim call to get bombed as Jihadis.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Brian L says:

    92/1 is a pretty damn good K/D ratio.

    How much did the 100k bomb Obama dropped cost, compared to enemy casualties?

    Liked by 1 person

  33. rumpole2 says:

    DANG!!!

    94×72 = 6,769 virgins!!

    And it’s Afghanistan… you’d be hard pressed to FIND ONE virgin over the age of 7

    Liked by 1 person

  34. 94 ragheads are gonna get laid.

    Like

  35. bobguzzardi says:

    Kim Jong UN, we know where you live. President Trump.

    Liked by 2 people

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