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US intercepts four Russian planes near Alaska

The US military reported the interception of four Russian military aircraft near Alaska.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) reported the sighting of four Russian aircraft, including Tu-95 bombers and Su-35 fighters, which entered the defense identification zone Alaska Airline.

NORAD officials said they expected Russian activity and were able to quickly launch two F-16 fighters to intercept Russian planes in the Identification Zone, which covers international airspace outside the United States. States and Canada near Alaska.

Two F-35A fighters, an E-3 Sentry airborne early warning aircraft and two KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft were also sent to help.

The command noted that the incident had nothing to do with objects shot down over the territories of the United States and Canada earlier this month, and that the Russian plane did not enter space. sovereign airline of the two countries.

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