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U.S. F-15 fighter jets resumed their flight training operations Wednesday, just two days after an F-15 crashed into the sea off Okinawa and training with the planes was subsequently suspended, the Defense Ministry said.

Two F-15 fighters took off from U.S. Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture at about 7:50 a.m., followed by several others shortly afterward. The prefectural government has spoken out against the resumption of flights, saying it has received no explanation about the cause of the crash.

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