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U.S. Deploys Six B-52 Bombers For Possible Strike On Iran

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U.S. Deploys Six B-52 Bombers For Possible Strike On Iran

A B-52 assigned to the 23rd Bomb Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., flies over an aerospace show in Malaysia, March 26, 2019. HEATHER REDMAN/U.S. AIR FORCE

Six B-52 bombers have been reportedly ordered to be deployed to Diego Garcia, a British-controlled island in the Indian Ocean, for possible operations against Iran. Reports say that the order was made by the Pentagon on January 6.

The B-52 warplanes were sent to Diego Garcia because the island was allegedly out of range of Iranian missiles, CNN claimed citing an unidentified Pentagon source.

The supposed deployment of strategic bombers took place amid the US open preparations for a military conflict with Iran. The Trump administration decision to assassinate Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani and other top Iranian and Iraqi officers in Baghdad on January 3 led to a regional crisis.

Iran promised a harsh revenge to the United States. The Iraqi Parliament already voted to expel US forces from Iraq. Despite this, the US seems to be unwilling to leave the country and will once again remain in Iraq as an occupation force.

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