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On a long mission to ‘deter aggression’ … American B-52 planes head to the Middle East (video)

The US military announced, on Saturday, that the air crew of a B-52H (Stratofortress) took off on November 21, from an air base in North Dakota, to the Middle East.

In a statement, the US Army Central Command described the plane’s mission as long, noting that its aim was to deter aggression and reassure US partners and allies.

The Central Command declared that “the United States does not seek to cause any conflict, but it remains committed to responding to any emergency around the world,” stressing its “commitment to maintaining and protecting freedom of navigation and trade exchange throughout the region.” Source