"the Saudis and their allies have relied on U.S. tankers to refuel their aircraft in flight. And these missions continue today, Air Forces Central Command officials recently told Air Force Times. "We've flown 709 sorties involving 3,720 receivers," Air Force Maj. Timothy Smith, spokesman for the command, said on Feb. 17. "And we've offloaded 26,591,200 pounds of fuel" to foreign aircraft, he said." "The first few weeks involved dozens of fighter jets from Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, among other Gulf nations. The air campaign grew with relentless intensity throughout 2015, displacing more than 2 million people and killing thousands;"