1st in 26 years: U.S. deploys B-52s to Mideast to bomb ISIS

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(RT) American B-52 Stratofortress bombers have been sent for their first Middle East operational deployment since the 1991 Gulf War 26 years ago. The aircraft are flying from Qatar to bomb Islamic State targets.

An undisclosed number of B-52s have arrived at the Al Udeid Air Base on Sunday, the US Air Force said.

“The B-52 will provide the coalition continued precision and deliver desired airpower effects,” Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., commander, US Air Forces Central Command said in the statement.

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