China sends fighter jets to South China Sea island - U.S. sources | Reuters

China sends fighter jets to South China Sea island - U.S. sources
| Reuters

WASHINGTON China has sent fighter jets to a disputed island in the South China Sea, where it deployed surface-to-air missiles earlier this month, U.S. government sources said on Tuesday.

One U.S. official, however, said China regularly sends jets to Woody Island, part of the Paracel archipelago controlled by Beijing. The deployment was first reported by Fox News.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart, Andrea Shalal and Mark Hosenball; Editing by Eric Beech)

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Updated Date: Feb 24, 2016 05:16:48 IST

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