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5 things to know about the 'Mother Of All Bombs’

The U.S. used the largest non-nuclear bomb ever on ISIS fighters in Afghanistan.


CNN is reporting the Air Force dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal for the first time in combat in Afghanistan on Thursday. The target was ISIS fighters in underground tunnels.

RELATED: Latest news on the bombing in Afghanistan

Here are five things to know about the bomb, known as the Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb.

1. It’s nickname is “Mother of all bombs.”

2. The bomb, shaped like a missile, weighs 21,600 pounds and measures about 30 feet long.

3. The massive explosive is guided to its target by Global Positioning System satellites.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in middle of conflict

4. The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., developed the explosive and some of the workers who built the prototype came out of retirement to build it, according to the Air Force.

5. A prototype of the bomb tested in Florida in March 2003 created a mushroom cloud that could be seen 20 miles away, according to the Air Force.

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Barrie Barber covers military affairs and focuses on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter

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