Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker

60-0343
 United States
Tanker - Operations - Military

26 December 2020
13:18

Origin : XJD
XJD
OTBH
Ar Rayyan
Ar Rayyan Municipality
 Qatar
Elevation : 40m / 130ft
Destination : XJD
XJD
OTBH
Ar Rayyan
Ar Rayyan Municipality
 Qatar
Elevation : 40m / 130ft

CommentCrazy K35R night over Iraq ! In all no less than eleven different Stratotankers are active over Iraq. This means more KCs active at one time and thus presumably also more jets active.
This build up is very likely related to the rockets fired at the US embassy and the so-called 'green zone' in Baghdad a few days ago. It also jives with the appearance of CROOK223 which appears to be an added flying ATC.
This flooding of the area with KCs and presumably jets also appears to affect the Turkish drones near and in Iraqi air space although the real game changer here appears to be the appearance of the RAF Sentinel on the scene.

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