08 Apr '15, 7pm

U.S. launches aerial refueling mission in Yemen via @MilitaryTimes

U.S. launches aerial refueling mission in Yemen via @MilitaryTimes

Smoke billows from a Saudi-led airstrike on Sanaa, Yemen, on Wednesday. The U.S. military is providing refueling support to the Saudi-led attack, a Pentagon official said. (Photo: Hani Mohammed/AP) CONNECT 112 TWEET 3 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The U.S. military has begun daily aerial-refueling tanker flights to support the Saudi-led coalition that is intervening in Yemen's civil war, the latest sign of growing American involvement in the new Middle East conflict. A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker flew the first mission Tuesday night, providing fuel for a Saudi-owned F-15 Eagle and an F-16 Fighting Falcon operated by the United Arab Emirates air force, Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said Wednesday. U.S. Central Command plans to fly one daily tanker mission to support the allied aircraft, but the tanker will not cross into Yemeni airspace, Warren said. Th...

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