Taiwan reports the incursion of 19 Chinese military aircraft into its airspace

Taiwan reports the incursion of 19 Chinese military aircraft into its airspace

The Ministry of Defense of Taiwan reported this Sunday that it has detected 19 military aircraft in the south of its Air Defense Identification Zone (ZIDA).

Specifically, it is a Y-8ASW, four H-6, ten J-16 and four Su-30, as explained by the Ministry through an official statement.

The Chinese aircraft “entered the southwest of ZIDA on September 5, 2021.” Taiwan issued a radio warning and deployed air defense missiles to track these aircraft, Bloomberg reports.

Chinese fighter jets have frequently entered the southwestern part of Taiwanese airspace for about a year, as China considers Taiwan as its own territory even though it has been ‘de facto’ independent since the civil war that ended in 1949.

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