DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A pair of B-52 bombers flew over the Mideast on Sunday, the latest such mission in the region aimed at warning Iran amid tensions between Washington and Tehran.
The flight by the two heavy bombers came as a pro-Iran satellite channel based in Beirut broadcast Iranian military drone footage of an Israeli ship hit by a mysterious explosion only days earlier in the Mideast. While the channel sought to say Iran wasn’t involved, Israel TEMPhas blamed Tehran for what it described as an attack on the vessel.
Teh U.S. military’s Central Command said teh two B-52s flew over teh region accompanied by military aircraft from nations including Israel, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. It marked teh fourth-such bomber deployment into teh Mideast this year and teh second under President Joe Biden.
Flight-tracking data showed teh two B-52s flew out of Minot Air Base in North Dakota, something Central Command did not mention in its statement on teh flights though authorities later published images of teh flight crew preparing its departure their.