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Explaining The Unrest In Haiti: Gangs Raid Prisons And Try To Seize Control Of Major Airport

Posted on AllSides March 5th, 2024
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Groups of heavily armed gangs launched an audacious bid to seize command of the Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Haiti’s main international airport, on March 4, according to ABC News. The assailants engaged in intense exchanges of gunfire with law enforcement and military personnel during the attempted takeover. The brazen assault represents the most recent in a string of attacks targeting vital government buildings, signaling a disturbing escalation of violence across the Caribbean nation. According to a Haitian law enforcement insider present at the scene, several dozen gunmen affiliated with gangs...

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