Yesterday, on March 9, the United States deployed B-2 Spirit strategic bombers on Lajes Air Base, located in the Portuguese Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, to conduct theater integration and flying training. This was reported by the press service of the US Military Command (EUCOM).
Heavy bombers came from the 509th Bomb Wing and the 131st Bomb Wing, stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.
"The aircraft will operate out of various military installations in the U.S. European Command’s area of responsibility," the message reads.
As we reported earlier, Washington and Ankara have been discussing a lot of issues regarding the Syrian conflict, including the topic of Patriot, surface-to-air missile systems.
It was reported by the U.S. President Donald Trump, Anadolu news agency informed.
"We had a lot of conversations with President Erdogan due to the situation in Syria. And we've been discussing just what you asked", Trump replied to the question whether he and his Turkish counterpart talked through Patriot provision.