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WorldAir Force sends message to Iran by releasing images of Bomber Task Force mission

01:05  14 may  2019
01:05  14 may  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Images released by the U.S. Air Force Central Command show a nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bomber taking off from a base Sunday in Qatar. The Air Force also released images Monday of a B-52H Stratofortress being refueled mid-flight somewhere over southwest Asia.

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A U.S. bomber group is broadcasting its first apparent message to Iran after the Air Force sent it to the Middle East “to defend American forces and interests in the region.”

Images released by the U.S. Air Force Central Command show a nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bomber taking off from a base Sunday in Qatar. The mission comes days after the Pentagon released a video showing the planes departing an Air Force base in Louisiana.

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Images released by the U.S. Air Force Central Command show a nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress “This was the first mission of the Bomber Task Force deployed to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to defend American forces and interests in the region,” it said.

A U.S. Air Force bomber task force completed its first mission in Central Command Sunday amid heightened tensions with Iran , where over the weekend officials called for U.S. forces to leave the Persian Gulf region and dubbed the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln a “target.”

“This was the first mission of the Bomber Task Force deployed to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to defend American forces and interests in the region,” it said.

The Air Force also released images Monday of a B-52H Stratofortress being refueled mid-flight somewhere over southwest Asia. Accompanying images show F-35A Lightning II and F-15C Eagle fighter jets being refueled as well, but at an undisclosed location.

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The Bomber Task Force was deployed to the Middle East along with a U.S. Navy fleet in an effort to counter reported threats from Iran.

"Any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force," National Security Adviser John Bolton said last week. "The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces."

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© US Air Force / Staff Sgt. Ashley Gardner. In all, the ramped up US presence around the Persian Gulf comprises a number of warships – including aircraft US National Security Advisor John Bolton said the buildup was meant to send a “clear and unmistakable message ” to the Islamic Republic and ward

The US has deployed an aircraft carrier to the Middle East to send a "clear and unmistakable message " to Iran . In a statement, Mr Bolton said: “The United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region to send a

Air Force sends message to Iran by releasing images of Bomber Task Force mission© ASSOCIATED PRESS In this Sunday, May 12, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 28th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia,. The White House ordered the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf region on May 4. (Senior Airman Keifer Bowes, U.S. Air Force via AP)
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