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Baltic Fly Zone Continues

BRUSSELS — NATO has decided to extend until 2018 an operation to protect the airspace of Baltic members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with fighter jets, officials said Wednesday.

None of the three Baltic nations, which joined NATO in 2004, have had fighter planes since they seceded from the Soviet Union in 1991. As a result, larger member nations have taken turns policing their airspace.

(AP)

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