The United States Air Force has sent B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in its fight against the Islamic State. The two bombers arrived at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, from Barksdale Air Force Base, on 9 April, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. They are replacing the B-1 Lancers who are planned to undergo an upgrade.
|Two B-52s at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar|
(Credit: US Air Forces Central Command)