On April 27th, two weeks after the U.S. dropped the MOAB, or "mother of all bombs" on the Nanghar Province Fifth U.S. Army ranger and 40 Afghan commandos were dropped near ground zero. According to Pentagon reports the rangers reported heavy fire upon drop. The rangers called in air support from an AC-130 gunship, F-16 fighters, drones, and Apache attack helicopters.The reason for this operation was to find and kill ISIS leader Sheikh Abdul Hasib. The operation was successful, and the raid also resulted in the death of several other high ranking ISIS officers. The death toll on the U.S. side was two men.
-Matthew G. Mayes