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  11/26/2013, Kislev 23, 5774

US Bombers Challenge China's 'Air-Defense Zone'

On Monday two US B-52 bombers flew through airspace claimed by China on Saturday as an "air-defense identification zone." The area includes a highly sensitive disputed island chain claimed by Japan and China, as well as Taiwan.

A US official on Tuesday confirmed that the two bombers, which flew from and returned to Guam on a routine exercise, did not identify themselves as per China's new demands, reports CNN. After China's announcement of the new zone the US said it would not recognize the move and criticized it as highly dangerous.