On Friday, the Venezuelan Armed Forces reported scrambling a fighter jet to intercept a US EP-3 reconnaissance plane flying in Venezuelan airspace over the Caribbean Sea, saying that the fighter had established visual contact with the spy plane and escorted it until it left the region.
US Southern Command has released footage of a Venezuelan Air Force SU-30 fighter jet it claimed “aggressively shadowed” a US EP-3 spy plane on July 19, accusing the fighter of “jeopardizing the crew and aircraft” over “international airspace.”

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