Photo: Boeing B-52
The American B-52s were moved from the Louisiana airbase to the Indian Ocean airbase.
The U.S. is moving its strategic B-52 bombers from the airbase in Louisiana closer to Iran: Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. This was announced on Tuesday, January 7, Fox News.
It is noted that air bases in the Indian Ocean may be involved in case of military conflict with Iran if the appropriate order is given. At the same time, the transfer of bombers in itself does not mean that such an order has been given.
Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal recalls that in 2019, the B-52 group was stationed at the U.S. airbase in Qatar for some time, but was then withdrawn from that country. With reference to the Pentagon data, WSJ reports that six B-52s are planned to return to the region.
Earlier, the U.S. president threatened to strike 52 Iranian facilities in response to any potential attack that might occur after the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
Recall that on January 3, the U.S. carried out a special operation to eliminate the head of the elite Iranian special service of General Qasem Soleimani in the area of the airport in Baghdad. Rocket attack on the convoy, which was followed by the military leader, was carried out by the order of Trump.
Iranian authorities accused the U.S. of international terrorism and promised to avenge the death of Soleimani.