US fighter jets intercept 6 Russian aircraft near Alaska

May 16, 2023 10:48 PM

Six Russian aircraft were intercepted by US fighter jets as they were operating in international airspace near Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said.

Issuing a statement over the same, NORAD said, "This Russian activity in the North American ADIZ occurs regularly and isn't seen as...threat."

The intercepted Russian planes included TU-95 bombers and SU-35 fighter jets.

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