Two Russian Mig-31 fighter jets and two Russian Bear long-range bombers were intercepted in the ADIZ, west of Alaska. File photo: Canadian McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet fighter jet (centre) and two US McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle jets. Credit: Maurizio Gambarini/EPA
Russian aircraft intercepted off Alaska
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  • September 20, 2014, 08:09

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