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14 dead as Haitian police move into rebel city

Haitian rebels said they had killed 14 police in fighting for control of the northern city of Gonaives, which was seized by opponents of President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Police were sent into the northern town two days after the rebels attacked the main Gonaives police station in a battle which left another 11 dead, according to the Haitian Red Cross. The city of about 200,000 people, the fourth largest in the impoverished Caribbean republic, was virtually deserted when the police reinforcements arrived, local correspondents said. “It is with sorrow that we announce 14 dead among the police,” rebel leader Etienne Winter told Haitian radio stations in an interview broadcast as his group resisted the police operation. Full Story

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