Why the 'mother of all bombs' and why now?

Why the 'mother of all bombs' and why now?

The non-nuclear 21,600-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) “targeted a system of tunnels and caves that ISIS fighters use to move around freely,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said. Thursday’s bombing had a feeling of deja vu. A decade and a half ago the US Air Force dropped massive 15,000 pound “Daisy Cutter” bombs on the Tora Bora complex where Osama bin Laden was hiding in December 2001. Achin district is only a dozen or so miles from the Tora Bora region. While those Daisy Cutter bombs…

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Police hunt gunman after Sydney teen shot in home

Police hunt gunman after Sydney teen shot in home

Updated April 14, 2017 09:23:58 Photo: The street in Glenfield, western Sydney, where police are investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old boy. (ABC News: Ursula Malone) Police are scouring a neighbourhood in Sydney’s south-west for a gunman who they believe shot a 15-year-old boy in the head while he slept this morning. Emergency services were called to a home in Glenfield about 6:00am where they found the boy with a gunshot wound to his head. He was treated at the scene and taken to Westmead Hospital where officers say he…

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'Lost' 19th century Australian landscape painting back on display

'Lost' 19th century Australian landscape painting back on display

Updated April 13, 2017 09:30:14 Photo: View of the Granite Rocks at Cape Woolamai, 1872 by Eugene von Guérard. (Supplied: Sotheby’s Australia) Related Story: Von Guerard’s nature revealed A painting by renowned Australian landscape artist Eugene von Guérard, which has not been seen by art scholars for almost 150 years, has been rediscovered. The work, titled View of the Granite Rocks at Cape Woolamai, depicts wild waves crashing over Cape Woolamai on Phillip Island along Victoria’s coast and was last seen in public in 1873 at the Vienna World Exposition…

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Bomb targeted ISIS complex in Afghanistan, sources say

Bomb targeted ISIS complex in Afghanistan, sources say

A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. A MOAB is a 30-foot-long, 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition. President Donald Trump called it “another successful job” later Thursday. The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, stationed in Afghanistan and operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump told CNN. Officials said the target was an ISIS cave and tunnel complex and personnel in…

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