from Daily Mail:
The United States is set to send nuclear-capable B-52 warplanes to bomb ISIS.
The warplanes will start attacking terrorist targets in Syria and Iraq in April as they replace B-1s that have returned to the US for updates.
It is not clear how many of the mammoth B-52s and airmen will take part in the deployment, that could see the bombers based at an American airbase in Qatar.
The B-52 Stratofortress can carry a 70,000-ton payload and can also carry nuclear warheads, although these are highly unlikely to be used on ISIS fighters because of the inevitable collateral damage.
The planes – nicknamed ‘big ugly fat fellas’ – can drop ‘gravity bombs, cluster bombs, precision guided (cruise) missiles and joint direct attack munitions’, according to Air Force Times.
The $84million bombers can also drop unguided bombs and were previously used in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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