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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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Khalanga suspension bridge to remain closed for 48 hrs





DARCHULA—The suspension bridge over Mahakali river linking Nepal and India will remain closed for 48 hours from 5:00 pm today due to elections in Pithoragarh, India.

According to Darchula District Administration Office, the district officer of Pithoragarh informed about the closure of the bridge located in Khalanga along the borders for 48 hours due to elections of the Dharchula Municipality Council in India.

The local level elections in Pithoragarh district of India is taking place on November 18.

Likewise, Chief District Officer of Darchula Khumkant Acharya said that agreement has been made to close the bridge for 48 hours citing security challenges.

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