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Hundreds of U.N. Troops Storm Haiti Slum

Hundreds of U.N. peacekeeping troops stormed a stronghold of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s supporters on Tuesday, seeking control of areas that have become flashpoints of violence. At least six people were shot.Shootouts broke out between residents and U.N. troops who rolled into Cite Soleil before dawn, said Damian Onses-Cardona, a spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission. Cite Soleil, a gritty slum outside Port-au-Prince, has been a center of violence since September, when Aristide loyalists increased protests to demand his return from exile in South Africa. More than 100 people have died in political violence since Sept. 30.Full Story

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