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PLA conducts live-fire exercise in eastern Taiwan Straits

By ZHAO LEI | | Updated: 2022-08-04 14:10
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The People's Liberation Army conducted a long-range strike exercise on Thursday afternoon that bombarded a designated area in eastern parts of the Taiwan Straits.

The live-fire exercise took place at around 1 pm and was carried out by the ground force of the PLA Eastern Theater Command, the command said in a news release.

Precision munitions were launched, and the operation achieved its planned goals, it noted without elaborating.

Information about previous PLA Ground Force exercises in the straits shows that long-range artillery units equipped with multiple rocket launchers would usually be involved in such events.

The PLA Eastern Theater Command has been conducting a series of joint operations in the air and waters surrounding Taiwan since Tuesday night.

Xinhua News Agency said that night that the PLA will conduct important military exercises and training activities, including live-fire drills, in the air and waters surrounding Taiwan. The operations will last from noon on Thursday to noon on Sunday.

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