October 1, 2019 / 2:18 AM / 13 days ago

South Korea fighter jet conducts patrol flight over island disputed by Japan

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean fighter jet conducted a patrol flight over an island whose ownership is disputed by Japan, a South Korean Air Force pilot said on Tuesday.

A video of the pilot reporting the patrol flight was played in a ceremony marking the founding of the South Korean military.

The island, called Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan, is claimed by both countries as part of their territory.

Reporting by Joyce Lee; editing by Richard Pullin

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