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US military flies two nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortresses over the Middle East

FoxNews.com reports: “The U.S. military flew two nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortresses over the Middle East on Sunday alongside allied aircraft from the air forces of the United Kingdom, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said.

It’s the fourth bomber task force (BTF) mission so far this year and comes amid increased tensions with Iran, which attempted to seize multiple U.S. sea drones that were operating in international waters last week.

During Sunday’s mission, the B-52 long-distance bombers took off from England and flew over the eastern Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula and Red Sea.

‘This Bomber Task Force is a strong, clear representation of enduring US commitment to the region,’ Lt. Gen. Alexus Grynkewich, 9th Air Force commander, said in a statement.

‘Threats to the US and our partners will not go unanswered. Missions like this BTF showcase our ability to combine forces to deter and, if necessary, defeat our adversaries.’…”

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