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Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in worldwide airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday.

The Russian TU-95 “Bear” bombers flew right into a so-called Air Defense Identification Zone situated 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 stated in an announcement to CNN.

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Two Alaska-based NORAD F-22 fighter jets intercepted and visually recognized the Russian bombers till they left the identification zone and the Russian plane by no means entered U.S. airspace, CNN reported, citing the assertion.

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Russian bombers TU-95 and TU-142 have been escorted by two F-22 fighter jets in worldwide airspace for 40 minutes, the RIA information company cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Saturday.

The U.S. fighter jets didn’t get nearer then 100 meters to the Russian bombers, the Russian army was quoted as saying

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