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Canada Repels Bombers

TORONTO — Canadian fighter jets were called on to repel Russian bombers approaching Canadian airspace last Wednesday, the Toronto Sun newspaper reported.

Two CF-18 jets intercepted two Tu-95 long-range bombers about 465 kilometers east of Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, the newspaper said Friday, citing Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay. U.S. and Canadian fighter jets have intercepted between 12 and 18 Russian bombers a year since 2007, the newspaper said.


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