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Anti-Aristide violence mounts in Haiti

Haitian authorities wrested control of a northern city away from rebels, who in less than a week have pushed through nine other towns in a violent drive to force President Jean Bertrand Aristide to step down. Rebels controlled the northern Artibonite province, whose main city, Gonaives, fell after a rebel attack on Thursday. About 40 people have died in the region since then, according to local journalists, residents, and hospitals. But police, assisted by helicopters, managed to reclaim control of Saint-Marc, located between Port-au-Prince and Gonaives, after battling rebels for several hours, according to police and city residents. Full Story

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