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Britain scrambles two Typhoon jets to intercept Russian planes

A Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon jet
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Britain scrambled two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets on Monday from Scotland to intercept Russian planes near the United Kingdom's airspace, a defense ministry spokesman said.

The Typhoons were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland. "This is a live operation and therefore we will not be providing any additional information until the mission is complete," the spokesman said.

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