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>> Two US fighter jets were dispatched to guard international airspace off the coast of Alaska after two Russian bombers came a little too close to entering US territory. North American Aerospace Defense Command telling CNN the Russian bombers were flying about 200 miles off the west coast of Alaska on Friday into what is called an Air Defense Identification Zone, which caught the attention of officials.
Defense Command then sent two Alaska-based NORAD F-22s to intercept the Russian bombers without incident. Russian media confirmed the occurrence on Saturday, reporting that the two groups of military jets stayed about 100 yards apart, and the Russian bombers never entered US territory. But the reason for the bombers' close proximity to US airspace wasn't made clear.
The Russian bombers were escorted for about 40 minutes before the two sides went their separate ways.