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Russian bombers intercepted off Alaska for second time this year

Russian bombers intercepted off Alaska for second time this year

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Two Russian bombers were intercepted off the coast of Alaska recently -- the first flight by the country's bombers off the coast of Alaska since mid-May, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). The Russian planes, two TU-95 "Bear" long-range bombers, were flying in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), south of the Aleutian Islands, around noon Saturday when they were intercepted by two F-22 fighters. "The two Russian TU-95 bomber aircraft were intercepted and monitored by the F-22s until the bombers left the ADIZ along the Aleutian Island chain heading west," said the spokesperson. "At no time did the Russian bombers enter Canadian or United States sovereign airspace. Citing operational security, NORAD said it would not disclose how close the Rus...