U.S. Air Force Intercepts Russian Bombers, Fighter Jets Near Alaska, Report Says

Two Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers and two Su-35 fighter jets entered the Alaska Air Defense Zone early Thursday and were given an immediate escort out of the area by the U.S. Air Force

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The pilot of a Sukhoi Co. Holding OAO SU-35 fighter jet waits to take off to participate in a flying display on the second day of the Paris Air Show in Paris, France, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The pilot of a Sukhoi Co. Holding OAO SU-35 fighter jet waits to take off to participate in a flying display on the second day of the Paris Air Show in Paris, France, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013Credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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The U.S. Air Force jets reportedly intercepted a pair of Russian bombers and two Russian fighter jets 50 miles southwest of Chariot, Alaska on Thursday.

Lucas Tomlinson, Fox New's Pentagon and State Department producer, entered the Alaska Air Defense Zone early Thursday and were given an immediate escort out of the area by the U.S. Air Force.

The incident is the latest provocation by the Russian Air Force in the past many months, which have also included near Alaska this past April,  in February, which followed aircraft in the fall of 2016.

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