US fighter jets arrive in UAE

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US fighter jets arrive in UAE
US sends F-22 fighter jets to United Arab Emirates as part of a defense response to recent attacks by Houthi rebels.
Israel National News
13.02.22

US F-22 fighter jets arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, part of an American defense response to recent missile attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeting the country, The Associated Press reports. The Raptors landed at Al-Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi, which hosts some 2,000 US troops. US officials declined to say how many F-22s deployed or the number of airmen supporting the aircraft, citing operational security.

“The Raptors’ presence will bolster already strong partner nation defenses and puts destabilizing forces on notice that the US and our partners are committed to enabling peace and stability in the region,” Lt. Gen. Greg Guillot, the commander of the US Air Force’s Mideast command, said in a statement quoted by AP. The deployment comes after the Iranian-backed Houthis launched several attacks on the UAE in recent weeks.

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