Russian bombers intercepted by US fighter jets in international air space near Alaska

A pair of US fighter jets have reportedly intercepted two Russian bombers flying in international airspace near Alaska.

The two Russian TU-95 “Bear” bombers were inside an ‘Air Defense Identification Zone’ about 320km off Alaska’s west coast, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman Andrew Hennessy, a Canadian Army Major.

They entered the zone around 10am EST, after which two US NORAD F-22 fighter jets based in Alaska intercepted and visually identified the aircraft until they left.

The two Russian aircraft never entered US airspace according to Mr Hennessy.

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