USAF Pulls B-1’s and Sends in B-52 bombers in Middle East in fight against ISIS [VIDEO]

This news comes after a recent statement by Secretary of State, John Kerry said that turning up the pressure was needed in the fight against ISIS. Watch the video and read the full story below.


As first appeared on Fox News, Written By Lucas Tomlinson

The U.S. Air Force has deployed B-52 long-range bombers to the Middle East for the first time since the Gulf war ended over 25 years ago to begin striking the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, officials said Saturday.

The U.S. Air Force Central Command said in a statement that an unknown number of B-52s will be based at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. The U.S.-led coalition’s Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC) responsible for running the air war against ISIS is also based there.

“The B-52 will provide the Coalition continued precision and deliver desired airpower effects,” said Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command and Combined Forces Air Component.

Lt. Brown also indicated the B-52 bombers could be ready to bomb elsewhere in the Middle East should the need arise.

The announcement comes a day after Secretary of State John Kerry vowed to ……

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  • ThereAintNoJustice

    One heck of an aircraft. First and only time I saw one up close was 50 years ago. Thought they were old then, though it was a magnificent sight, but like a DC- 3 I imagine they’ll stick around a while yet.

    • panfisher2708

      They carry a large payload. Can use sattilite imagery plus on board. Can put a bomb in doorway or window and protect it self. Along with fighter support. Can stay on station. As well after a few strikes will take the fun of being ISIS.

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