U.S. intercepts Russian jets near Alaska

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According to CNN reports, USA military confirmed the escort in a statement, saying two Alaska-based F-22 fighters "intercepted and visually identified the Russian bombers".

The strategy by the 2 Tupolev Tu-95 Russian "Bear" plane marked the primary time in simply over a 12 months that Russian bombers had flown that near USA territory.

The long-range Tupelev Tu-95 bombers were "intercepted and visually identified" 11 May morning by a pair of F-22 Raptors as the Russian aircraft flew just north of Alaska's Aleutian islands, said Canadian Army Maj Andrew Hennessy, of NORAD public affairs. The latest bomber incursion reportedly seems to be part of a pattern of Russian nuclear coercion aimed at the United States.

U.S. fighters have maintained a safety distance of 100 meters from Russian bombers, according to the Russian armed forces. Information publication The Washington Free Beacon has published information about what Russian bombers model Tu-95 in the area under the control of NORAD, which took the complete identification of aircraft.

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Syrian media earlier said the hostilities began with Israeli fire at Syrian positions in southern Syria from across the border. But Israel and Russian Federation have maintained close communications to prevent their air forces from coming into conflict.

That incident, in which Russian aircraft came within 20 feet of the Navy surveillance plane, was criticized by a U.S. Navy spokeswoman lat month.

Separately, Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of NORAD, the command that monitors all air activity emanating from within and outside North American airspace.

The last time Russian bombers flew so close to Alaska was May 3, 2017, officials told Fox News.