2 US fighter jets intercept 2 Russian bombers

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Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday, CNN has  reported.

The last such intercept of Russian aircraft by US jets took place on May 3, 2017

The Russian TU-95 “Bear” bombers flew into a so-called Air Defense Identification Zone located about 200 miles off Alaska’s west coast, at about 10 a.m. EST (1400 GMT), North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman Canadian Army Major Andrew Hennessy said in a statement.

Two Alaska-based NORAD F-22 fighter jets intercepted and visually identified the Russian bombers until they left the identification zone and the Russian aircraft never entered U.S. airspace, CNN reported, citing the statement.

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