An Afghan army soldier is deployed to Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, after the U.S. military dropped a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb on an IS cave complex in the district. The bomb seems to have had no long-term effect on the fighting there, military analysts said. Photo: Xinhua An Afghan army soldier is deployed to Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, after the U.S. military dropped a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb on an IS cave complex in the district. The bomb seems to have had no long-term effect on the fighting there, military analysts said. Photo: Xinhua
An Afghan army soldier is deployed to Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, after the U.S. military dropped a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb on an IS cave complex in the district. The bomb seems to have had no long-term effect on the fighting there, military analysts said. Photo: Xinhua

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An Afghan army soldier is deployed to Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, after the U.S. military dropped a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb on an IS cave complex in the district. The bomb seems to have had no long-term effect on the fighting there, military analysts said. Photo: Xinhua An Afghan army soldier is deployed to Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, after the U.S. military dropped a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb on an IS cave complex in the district. The bomb seems to have had no long-term effect on the fighting there, military analysts said. Photo: Xinhua
An Afghan army soldier is deployed to Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, after the U.S. military dropped a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb on an IS cave complex in the district. The bomb seems to have had no long-term effect on the fighting there, military analysts said. Photo: Xinhua
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