ISIS – After the U.S. military dropped the so-called “mother of all bombs” on an ISIS target in Afghanistan, it’s only natural to wonder about the success of the strike. The exact number of ISIS members killed in the MOAB hit, though, will seem fairly low in comparison with the size of the bomb. According to CNN, Afghan officials reported that the MOAB strike hit 36 ISIS fighters, whereas U.S. military estimates had previously placed the number of militants in the region at around 600-800.
However, while Afghan officials have released the number of ISIS militants killed in the strike, there has been no word on how many militants the U.S. hoped would be directly affected. It is, of course, possible that they expected ISIS forces to be spread out in the area — which would make 36 seem like a bigger number than it sounds.