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South China Sea

Indonesian navy makes show of force in South China Sea

24 warships participate in challenge to Beijing's 'nine-dash line' claims

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's navy has conducted a four-day exercise in the South China Sea, it said Friday, in what appears to be a major show of force against Chinese claims to the waters.

Twenty-four warships participated in the exercise that began Tuesday, including two missile destroyers and four escort vessels. Land-based training was also incorporated.

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