About Our People Legal Stuff Careers
In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, a Russian Tu-95 strategic bomber on a cruise missile attack mission on targets in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday long-range bombers dispatched from Russia fired cruise missiles at Islamic State and al-Qaida targets in Syria. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service/ Photo via AP)

The Air Force reportedly intercepted Russian bombers in Alaska's Air Defense Zone


U.S. Air Force jets intercepted two Tu-95 Russian bombers and two Su-35 Russian fighter jets approximately 50 miles southwest of Chariot, Alaska, Thursday morning, Fox News reported.

The Russian aircraft had entered Alaska's Air Defense Zone, Fox News reported, citing U.S. officials. They were intercepted by two U.S. F-22 stealth fighter jets. 

This encroachment is the latest in a long series of provocative incidents perpetrated by the Russian military. In late April, Russian bombers flew near Alaska for four consecutive days. 

The encounter also comes after President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin Putin spoke over the phone. The conversation reportedly focused on the conflict in Syria and the potential conflict with North Korea, not the aforementioned encounters. 

Unfortunately, this incident was a first of sorts. 

However, some online have found some humor in the age of the bombers. 

Twitter wasn't having the Sunny Co. Clothing bathing suit photo. Not one bit.

WATCH | For more news you need, check out the 60 Second Circa. 

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark