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US finishes restoration functions for particles of downed Chinese ‘spy’ balloon | World News


AFP | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

The United States has finished the research for particles from an alleged Chinese surveillance balloon it shot down before this thirty day period, the military’s Northern Command explained Friday.

“Restoration functions concluded February sixteen off the coastline of South Carolina, following US Navy belongings assigned to US Northern Command effectively situated and retrieved particles from the significant-altitude PRC surveillance balloon,” NORTHCOM explained in a assertion, referring to the People’s Republic of China.

“Remaining items of particles are currently being transferred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory in Virginia for counterintelligence exploitation,” it extra.

The balloon traveled throughout significantly of the United States ahead of it was shot down about the Atlantic Ocean by a US F-22 Raptor on February 4.

Beijing insisted the product was for temperature surveillance and experienced long gone astray, when Washington explained it as a refined significant-altitude spying car or truck.

Relations in between China and the United States have developed significantly tense about the balloon incident.

US jets also shot down a few unknown objects in subsequent times, but Washington has explained preliminary proof indicates individuals objects had been not included in a broader Chinese spy system.


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