Were F-117 stealth fighters secretly deployed to the Middle East?

Scramble, a Dutch aviation magazine, has reported that four F-117 stealth fighters were secretly deployed to the Middle East in 2017.

According to Scramble’s report, at least four F-117 ‘Nighthawk’ stealth fighters were deployed to the Middle East as an operational need emerged for the United States Air Force.

“Back in 2017, and not published by any other source so far, Scramble received very reliable information that at least four F-117s were deployed to the Middle East as an operational need emerged for the USAF to resurrect the stealth F-117 for special purposes”, reported aviation magazine.

Also added that one of the deployed aircraft was involved in an in-flight emergency and landed far away from its temporary home base that was likely located in Saudi Arabia, the UAE or Qatar.