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US military evacuates non-essential staff, adds security at embassy in Haiti

Posted on AllSides March 11th, 2024
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The U.S. military carried out an evacuation mission of U.S. Embassy staff in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid a deteriorating security situation.

The State Department requested the military carry out the mission to both airlift non-essential personnel out of the capital and to increase the security posture at the embassy, according to a statement from U.S. Southern Command.

There were no Haitians on the military aircraft, the military said, signaling that no senior Haitian government officials were fleeing.

“At the request of the Department of State, the U.S. military conducted an operation to augment the security of...

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