Questions for US military after doubt cast on efficiency of Afghan bombing

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Fresh analysis suggests ‘mother of all bombs’ caused far less damage than was originally reported – raising questions over why it was dropped in the first place

After dropping its largest conventional bomb ever used in combat in Afghanistan on 13 April, the US military said the massive ordnance air blast, or Moab, was a “very clear message to Isis” that they would be “annihilated”.

Defence secretary Jim Mattis said the bomb was “necessary to break Isis.” The Afghan government claimed the bomb killed 94 Isis militants, while harming no civilians.

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