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UN Peacekeepers Mount Anti-Gang Operation in Haiti

UN Peacekeepers Mount Anti-Gang Operations in Haiti’s Capital

New York, Nov 15 2005 6:00PM

United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti carried out several search and security operations over the weekend against gang members in various districts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and its surroundings, the UN mission there has reported.

One suspect was killed during the operations, the latest in a series that the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has recently mounted in sweeps against criminals and bandits. Two people were wounded, nine others were arrested, weapons seized and stolen vehicles recovered.

MINUSTAH was set up by the Security Council last year to help to re-establish order in the impoverished Caribbean country after an insurgency forced elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to go into exile in February 2004.


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