Two Chinese vessels shadowed Philippine, US ships - Philippine military
Two Chinese navy vessels shadowed Philippines and U.S. ships conducting joint patrols in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said on Thursday, amid a recent flare-up of tensions in the region over disputed territories.
"We confirm the presence of two PLA-N (People's Liberation Army Navy) vessels from a distance shadowing the participants of the Maritime Cooperative Activity," said Xerxes Trinidad, chief of the Philippine military's public affairs office.
The two-day joint patrol was successfully completed on Thursday, the military added.
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