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US deploys B-52 bombers against Islamic State

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — The US Air Force on Saturday deployed Cold War-time B-52 bombers to bolster the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, stepping up efforts to defeat the extremists.

The B-52 Stratofortress aircrafts, which arrived in Qatar, were situated in Saudi Arabia and last flown operationally in May 2006 as a feature of the war in Afghanistan, aviation based armed forces authorities said.

It was not promptly clear what number of the aircraft had been conveyed.

“The B-52 will give the coalition proceeded with accuracy and convey fancied airpower impacts,” said Lieutenant General Charles Brown, officer of US Air Forces Central Command.

The long-run planes will give “adaptability and perseverance” in the US-drove coalition battle against the jihadists, he included.

“The B-52 exhibits our proceeded with resolve to apply constant weight on (the IS gathering) and guard the locale in any future possibility,” Brown said.

The B-52, the principal US long-run substantial aircraft, was created to convey atomic weapons and has been adjusted throughout the years. It has been utilized as a part of missions in the Vietnam War, the 1991 Gulf War and in Afghanistan.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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