Two US B-52H bombers on second mission over the Mid-East

In a direct message of deterrence for Iran, two American B-52H Stratofortress bombers flew over the Mid East on Thursday for the second time in less than a month, along with the withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Top US Mid East commander Gen. Frank McKenzie said: “We do not seek conflict but are postured to respond to any contingency or aggression.” A senior US official told reporters that the “risk of an Iranian attack on US or allied interests in the region is a bit higher than normal now,” and the Pentagon wants to ensure that Tehran “thinks twice before doing anything.”

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