US transfers fighter jets to Qatar in move to prevent Iran escalation

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The United States is expected to transfer fighter jets, armed drones, and other aircraft to Qatar in a move that will supposedly allow for its forces to be repositioned, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Friday morning.

According to the report, repositioning forces will allow the US to avoid restrictions on conducting airstrikes from an air base used by the US in the United Arab Emirates. 

A decision of this kind highlights the existing tensions between the US and the Persian Gulf countries, the WSJ report noted. Many of these countries have allowed US forces to be based in their territory while also being wary of being drawn into the existing conflict in the Middle East as the Israel-Hamas war continues…”

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