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    Trudeau: US Fighter Shot Down Object Over Northern Canada

    Trudeau: US Fighter Shot Down Object Over Northern Canada

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that on his order a U.S. fighter jet shot down an unidentified object that was flying high over the Yukon, acting a day after the U.S. took similar action over Alaska.

    North American Aerospace Defense Command, the combined U.S.- organization that provides shared defense of airspace over the two , said it had detected an object flying at a high altitude over northern Canada. It wasn't immediately clear how high up it was flying or what it was.

    Trudeau said he also spoke with President Joe Biden, who himself ordered the downing of an unidentified object over remote Alaska on Friday.

    A spokesman, Maj. Olivier Gallant, said both Canadian and U.S. jets operating as part of had been deployed. The jets were scrambled and it was a U.S. jet that shot it down.

    F-22 fighter jets have now downed three objects in the airspace above the U.S. and Canada over seven days, a stunning development in the skies that is raising questions on just what, exactly, is hovering overhead and who has sent them.

    At least one of the objects downed was believed to be a spy balloon from , but the other two have not yet been identified. Trudeau said that Canadian forces would recover the wreckage for study.

    The down came a day after White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said an object roughly the size of a small car was shot…

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