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April 11, 2016 12:56 pm

US Air Force Deploys Long-Range Bombers to Middle East for First Time in 25 Years

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A US Air Force carrier. The Air Force deployed B-52 long-ranger bombers to the Middle East. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A US Air Force carrier. The Air Force deployed B-52 long-ranger bombers to the Middle East. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The US Air Force has deployed B-52 long-ranger bombers to the Middle East, for the first time since the Gulf War ended, to conduct strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, officials said Saturday.

An unknown number of B-52s will be based at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, the US Air Force Central Command said in a statement.

Read full story at The Washington Times.

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