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    According to US media reports, two Russian Tu-95 bombers along with two Su-35 fighter jets were spotted near Alaska’s Air Defense Zone on Thursday morning.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) Two Russian Tu-95 bombers along with two Su-35 fighter jets were spotted near Alaska’s Air Defense Zone on Thursday morning, US media reported.

    The aircraft were intercepted by two US F-22 fighter jets, Fox News reported on Thursday, citing US officials. The Russian jets stayed in international airspace.

    In April, the United States detected a series of three bomber flights in and around Alaska.

    Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said the flights of Russian strategic bombers were all conducted in a safe and professional manner with deference toward US airspace.

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