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US flies bombers over Korean peninsula with South Korean, Japanese fighter jets

2017-10-11 09:22:27       source:The Straits Times

October 11, 2017

The US military flew two Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday (Oct 10) amid high tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, South Korea's military said.

The two B-1B bombers were accompanied by two F-15K fighters from the South Korean military after leaving their base in Guam, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a news release on Wednesday.

The US military said in a separate statement Japanese fighters had also joined the drill, making it the first night-time combined exercise for the US bombers with fighters from Japan and South Korea.

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