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U.S. Special Forces in Haiti Seeking Out Rebel Leaders

Newly arrived United States Special Forces sought out rebel leaders on Friday, as marines at the presidential palace were jeered and cursed by demonstrators loyal to the deposed president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The American commandos are in the rebel strongholds of Cap Haitien and Gonaïves, an American commander said. The commander, Gen. James T. Hill, said the rebels had not laid down their weapons as they had promised, though some had withdrawn from the capital. Their most prominent leader, Guy Philippe, “is still in the city, and we are still looking for him to lay down his arms,” said General Hill, who heads the Pentagon’s Southern Command. Full Story

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