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Philippines Says Chinese Boats Seized Supplies Airdropped to Filipino Outpost

China Coast Guard crews intercepted and the disposed of food supplies airdropped to Filipino sailors aboard the Sierra Madre warship grounded atop the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea. Images by the Armed Forces of the Philippines

The Philippine military said Tuesday that Chinese boats illegally “seized” food and medicine airdropped to a Filipino outpost in the South China Sea.

The alleged incident happened on May 19 at the Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands, where Filipino troops are garrisoned on a grounded navy vessel to assert Manila’s claims to the waters.

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