BREAKING NEWS Southside High School returns to hybrid learning due to COVID-19 cases Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

US B-52H Bombers fly to Middle East in Mission to Deter Iran

Photo courtesy of Senior Airman Keifer Bowes/U.S. Air Force via AP

Two American bomber aircraft have flown over a swath of the Middle East, sending what U.S. officials call a message of deterrence to Iran.

Posted: Dec 10, 2020 10:42 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two American bomber aircraft have flown over a swath of the Middle East, sending what U.S. officials call a message of deterrence to Iran. The flight of the B-52H Stratofortress bombers over the region Thursday was the second such mission in less than a month. It was designed to underscore America’s commitment to the Middle East despite troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. officials also are worried about a possible Iranian retaliatory strike on the anniversary of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top general near Baghdad’s airport last January. The long-range heavy bombers flew out of Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana on Wednesday. Adversaries often deem them a provocative show of force.

Lafayette
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 69°
New Iberia
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 74°
Ville Platte
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 65°
Abbeville
Partly Cloudy
70° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 70°
Crowley
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 73°
St. Martinville
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 74°
Opelousas
Partly Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 65°
Sunny Tomorrow with Isolated Storms Possible Sunday

Community Events