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Ottawa (Canada) – A US fighter jet shot down an unidentified object in the skies over Canada on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s orders. After US and Canadian military aircraft were sent aloft, a US F-22 shot down the object over the Yukon, tweeted Trudeau.
Trudeau tweeted, “I ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace. I spoke with President Biden this afternoon. Canadian Forces will now recover and analyse the wreckage of the object,” he added.
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The object was shot down at 3:41 p.m. ET about 100 miles from the US-Canada border and 20,000 feet aloft after crews in US and Canadian aircraft put eyes on it, Canada’s defense minister, Anita Anand said. She described the area as central Yukon. This is the 3rd such incident in the last 3 days.
Earlier, a US fighter shot down an unidentified object over Alaska on Friday and another over North-western Canada on Saturday as part of a joint US-Canadian operation.