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U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian bombers approaching Alaska

Two Tu-95s moved towards the U.S. and Canadian coast; the fighters escorted them until they left the AA defense identification zone
08:50, 9 August 2019

F-22 and Tu-95 off the coast of Alaska, August 2019
NORAD Command/Twitter

Two Russian bombers were detected and intercepted by U.S. fighter jets in the international airspace off the coast of Alaska. NORAD reported this on Twitter on August 9.

NORAD added that the Russian aircraft remained in international airspace in the Beaufort Sea and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.

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A similar incident took place in May, when the U.S. Air Force reported to have intercepted six Russian military planes to the west of Alaska. 

More such cases were observed over the last few years.

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