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US B-52 bombers train with Morocco, Tunisia aircraft over Mediterranean

The destroyer USS Roosevelt simulated a hostile ship in a US show of force alongside the North African countries.
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Two nuclear-capable US B-52 bombers flew alongside Moroccan F-16s and Tunisian F-5s over the Mediterranean this week in a joint military exercise intended to send a signal to Russia and China.

The two US Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses intercepted the destroyer USS Roosevelt in a war simulation Monday and Tuesday, the US Africa Command said in statements.

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