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People’s Liberation Army sends 28 Fighter Jets towards Taiwan

According to the Taiwanese government, there have never been so many: on Tuesday, China launched a total of 28 fighter jets in the direction of Taiwan , the island nation’s defense ministry said. Fourteen J-16s, six J-11s and several bombers had entered Taiwan’s airspace surveillance zone, defined as an extension of a state’s actual sovereign airspace, it said. The Taiwanese Air Force had mobilized forces to defend itself and was monitoring the situation in the southwest of the island, he said. It was China’s largest such maneuver to date, the BBC reports. In March, 25 fighter jets of the Chinese armed forces had been sent towards Taiwan.

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