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.
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.
An official announcement is expected to be made by Nick Hurd, the climate minister, on Thursday, the Guardian understands. The bank, based in Edinburgh, will also continue to operate its two offices in Edinburgh and London .
After eight days of testimony jurors in the murder trial of Eric Frein have already heard from dozens of prosecution witnesses. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, only three people have been executed since 1976, when the U.S.
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.
Police had been looking for him since the Nordic country's Migration Agency in December gave him four weeks to leave the country. Explosives are said to have been found in the back of the beer truck that he hijacked from popular Swedish beermaker Sprendrups.
Derek Norris finished the game going 2-for-4 including a RBI single in the sixth inning to push the Rays lead to 3-1. Tim Beckham went 2 for 4 with a 2-run home run, while Kevin Kiermaier went 1 for 5 with an RBI double.
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.
Russian Grand Prix is the next race of the 2017 season and will be held between 28-30 April in Sochi. The same strategy was adopted by the two Red Bulls as well.
Caves beat Pacers and Spurs defeat Grizzlies, both lead 2-0
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Israel rules out talks with Palestinian hunger striking inmates
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Switch sells 906000 units in March in the U
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