The Air Defense Identification Zone extends for about 200 miles (322 kilometers) from the coastline, mostly in worldwide airspace.
According to CNN reports, USA military confirmed the escort in a statement, saying two Alaska-based F-22 fighters "intercepted and visually identified the Russian bombers".
Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted and visually identified the Russian bombers until they left the zone.
He added that the USA jets monitored the Russians until the propellor-driven bombers left the Identification Zone along the Aleutians heading west.
The U.S. fighter jets did not get closer then 100 meters to the Russian bombers, the Russian military was quoted as saying.
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CNN reports that two Russian TU-95 "Bear" bombers were intercepted and turned back by US F-22 stealth fighters around 10 a.m. eastern time Friday morning. At no time did the bombers enter North American sovereign airspace, said the NORAD spokesman, Canadian Army Maj.
The intercept was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
In December 2017, two U.S. F-33 Stealth fighter jets fired warning flares after Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed deconfliction area in Syrian airspace. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet came within 20 feet of the American P-8 Poseidon in worldwide airspace.
"NORAD continues to monitor all air activity emanating from within and outside North American airspace", Miller said.