The airstrike, U.S. military explained, was created to minimise the casualty risk. "Unlike similar news received in February about the death of another youth from here, this time there are no pictures (to establish the death)", the officer said.
In addition, said an administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the attack also reinforces the message that US President Donald Trump has given his military commanders freer rein than did his predecessor, Barack Obama.
Pakistani villagers living near the Afghan border said the explosion was so loud they thought a bomb ad been dropped in their village by US warplanes targeting terrorists in Pakistan.
Afghan defense officials said after the operation that 36 suspected terrorists were killed.
Afghanistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib said the colossal Massive Ordinance Air Blast Bomb was dropped after fighting had intensified over the last week. "No civilian has been hurt and only the base which Daesh used to launch attacks in other parts of the province, was destroyed", defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri had reportedly said in a statement.
The bomb, weighing almost 10,000-kilogram, is guided by Global Positioning System and is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb that the United States possesses.
The Pentagon said the weapon was brought into Afghanistan just for this mission.
According to USA officials, most of the members of the local Islamic State branch are Pakistani and Uzbek militants.
For four weeks prior to the bombing, Afghan special forces tried to penetrate the area, but they were unsuccessful due to the hard terrain and a belt of improvised explosive devises planted by ISIS fighters, Gen. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for Afghanistan's Defense Ministry said.
Shinwari's spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani, said that a clearance operation in the area was continuing.
The Site Intelligence Group, which tracks extremist organizations, reported Friday on a statement from the Afghan Taliban that condemned the US for its "terrorist" attack.
In a press briefing yesterday, Gen John Nicholson, commander of United States forces in Afghanistan, said: "We have USA forces at the site and we see no evidence of civilian casualties nor have there been reports".
"This is the right weapon against this target". "Precautions were taken to avoid civilian casualties with this airstrike". The Pentagon previously said there were hundreds of militant fighters in the area.
He is now staying with an aunt and uncle in Western Mexico while lawyers file a lawsuit to uncover the details of the deportation. The statement also noted Montes had a previous conviction for theft that resulted in probation, a fact the lawsuit admits.
Still, Willett says he is learning to adjust and is confident that he will soon rediscover his best form. "Had no fear. Matsuyama's 2017 has started remarkably, finishing either first or second in his first six starts. "They've watched.
The video, which was lavishly praised by Chinese state media, played over 2.2 million times on China's popular news portal qq.com. Just this week, we learned that she was awarded three trademarks in China-the same day she dined with President Xi Jinping .
Turnover increased 6.1 per cent to €13.3bn (£11.1bn), and the firm said this included a positive currency impact of 2.4 per cent. The maker of Dove soap and Knorr soups said underlying sales rose 2.9 percent in its financial first quarter.
The news agency reported that during the Friday phone call, the Saudi monarch congratulated Trump for his "courageous decision". On Friday, senior US military officials were looking more closely at possible Russian involvement in the poison attack.
The National Park Service has deployed a helicopter, drone, inflatable motor boat and about 20 search and rescue personnel. But the park's almost 2,000 square miles, steep cliffs and mesmerizing views have often led to accidents and deaths.
By no means does this confirm an " Apple Car", in fact the permit granted to Apple covers the use of Lexus RX450h vehicles. The permit allows Apple to test drive three different vehicles with six different "drivers" sitting behind the wheel.
Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com made a number of announcements from the stage during his opening keynote. These conversational apps can then be deployed on mobile devices or as bots on services such as Facebook Messenger and Slack.
Days later, monitoring group 38 North said its analysis had concluded that North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear site is "primed and ready" for a sixth nuclear test.
Leonard has 32 points, Spurs rout Grizzlies 111-82 in Game 1
Speaking of Beverley, here he is earning endangered species status when he runs into a screen by the Thunder's Steven Adams. The Thunder came into the night the superior rebounding team, but they grabbed just 42 percent of available rebounds.
Senators beat Bruins 1-0, take 3-1 lead in series
Bruins C Patrice Bergeron, a three-time Selke Trophy victor , was named a finalist for the award for the sixth time Wednesday. But a shot at redemption has come during the playoffs, and the Boston Bruins have been victimized by Ryan's resurgence.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz is not running for re-election
In February, he was drowned out by boos at a town hall meeting, where constituents shouted, " Do your job! ". Chaffetz said he announced now so that another candidate could rise in the 3rd Congressional District.
Ivanka fights to protect her first name
But King, who voted for Hillary Clinton, said she believes Trump's role in the White House represents a conflict of interest. It is not clear how Trump, now a federal employee, will navigate continuing ties to far-flung foreign business interests.