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US warns Haiti rebels to disband

The US has warned Haiti’s rebels to disarm and go home hours after their leader Guy Philippe said he was the new head of the country’s military. A state department official described the rebels as a “ragtag band of people” and said they had no place in the political process. US forces are in Haiti trying to restore order since its president fled to Africa amid an armed revolt. On Tuesday they reportedly thwarted a rebel bid to arrest the prime minister. “[Guy Philippe] is not in control of anything but a ragtag band of people…” said Assistant US Secretary of State Roger Noriega in Washington. Full Story

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