U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the firing of the “mother of all bombs,” the largest bomb used in combat by America aside from its nuclear arsenal.
The bomb targeted a system of tunnels and caves in use by ISIS in Afghanistan, close to the Pakistani border.
The move is in sharp contrast with President Trump’s campaign only months ago, where he promised to reduce the U.S. role in global conflicts, and warning that a Hillary Clinton presidency would bring both a larger role in the Syrian Civil War, and the onset of a World War Three.
The bomb, called the GBU-43, reportedly hit its target. It was designed to be more effective at hitting targets underneath the ground.
The bomb also reportedly killed 36 ISIS militants.
(Image: U.S. Air Force)