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INTERVIEW-U.N. troops move into Haiti’s gang strongholds

U.N. troops took over several areas that had been held by illegally armed gangs in the volatile slums of the Haitian capital on Monday, according to a U.N official who pledged to bring gang leaders to justice. U.N. Special Envoy Edmond Mulet said some of the 9,000 U.N. peacekeepers sent to stabilize the troubled Caribbean country had been moved from calm provincial cities and redeployed to surround gangs and block their getaways in hot spots around the capital of Port-au-Prince. “We began to surround the bandits who control Cite Soleil and other neighboring slums,” Mulet told Reuters in an interview. Full Story

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