‘United States aircraft carriers’ starts drills near the Philippines

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Two large United States aircraft carriers along with their accompanying ships have been deployed to the Philippine Sea to carry out training drills near the waters of the South China Sea, defense officials have said

According to a statement issued by the US Pacific Command on Sunday, USS John C. Stennis and USS Ronald Reagan, among the world’s largest warships, sailed close together in the Philippine Sea, as part of operations which involved 12,000 sailors, 140 aircraft and six smaller warships.

The statement said the operations were carried out on the eastern side of the Philippines, in a body of water that is not adjacent to the South China Sea but in close proximity.

Press tv reports

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