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U.S. Troops Again Under Fire in Troubled Haiti

U.S. Marines fought new gunbattles in Haiti as consternation spread on Friday in the poor, strife-torn nation over plans by ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to return to the Caribbean. Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Edwards said a patrol came under attack in Port-au-Prince twice on Thursday evening. “Neither the Marines nor the gunmen suffered casualties,” Edwards said. A shotgun was found when U.S. soldiers and Haitian police searched the area of the firefight in the heavily looted industrial zone of Saint Martin near the airport, but no one was arrested. The Marines, leading a 2,550-strong force of French, Canadian and Chilean troops, have fought at least a half dozen battles since they landed just under two weeks ago. Full Story

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