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, reported that 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 incident is the latest provocation by the Russian Air Force in the past many months, which have also included reports of Russian bombers and spy planes near Alaska this past April, Russian fighter jets 'buzzing' US warship in the Black Sea in February, which followed a series of close calls between U.S. and Russian aircraft in the fall of 2016.