Chinese bombers conduct drill near Taiwan, Japan

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Xian H-6 (left) Photo courtesy of AP

Xian H-6 (left) Photo courtesy of AP

Taipei, July 13 (CNA) China's air force on Thursday sent formations of Xian H-6 strategic bombers near Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) and the Miyako Strait south of Japan's Okinawa as part of a long-range drill, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense said that day.

The drill was part of a training session in the Western Pacific that also includes drills by a range of fighter aircraft, according to the ministry.

A group of H-6 bombers under the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command flew just outside Taiwan's ADIZ, while the other passed over the Bashi Channel and the Miyako Strait, a strategic entryway into the Western Pacific between the islands of Miyako and Okinawa, the ministry said, adding that it was closely following the movements.

(By Claudia Liu and Evelyn Kao)
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