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US flies B-52 bombers to the Middle East in show of force


The bombers were sent from the US. The flight comes amid ongoing tensions with #Iran and #Iranian-backed militias in #Iraq, as well as concerns that #Iran may seek to retaliate against US interests to mark the one-year anniversary of the drone strike that killed #Gen. #Qasem #Soleimani, #Iran’s second most powerful figure at the time.

“The #United #States continues to deploy combat-ready capabilities into the US #Central #Command area of responsibility to deter any potential adversary and make clear that we are ready and able to respond to any aggression directed at #Americans or our interests,” #Gen. #Frank #McKenzie, the commander of US #Central #Command, said in a statement.

#Wednesday’s flight constitutes the third bomber deployment in the #Middle #East in the last 45 days.



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https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/30/politics/us-b52s-gulf-iran/index.html

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