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U.S. Military Evacuates Embassy Staff In Haiti As Yet Another Country Erupts In Turmoil Under Biden
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - MARCH 06: A soldier stands guard at the Port-au-Prince international airport after armed gang members exchanged gunfire with police and soldiers around the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on March 06, 2024. Most strategic regions are under the control of armed gangs and everyone is worried, following violence armed gang members took control of the two largest prisons and released thousands of inmates over the weekend and the Haitian police academy was attacked by armed gangs said Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Armed gangs attempted to take control of Haiti's main international airport Monday in the latest of a series of attacks, including one that led to a mass escape from two major prisons.
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The U.S. Military was forced to evacuate non-essential personnel from Haiti over the weekend as violent gangs tried to take control of the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince.

“At the request of the Department of State, the U.S. military conducted an operation to augment the security of the U.S. Embassy at Port-au-Prince, allow our Embassy mission operations to continue, and enable non-essential personnel to depart,” U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

The unstable island nation is on the verge of collapse after gangs stormed the Port-au-Prince jail and freed thousands of criminals back onto the country’s streets. The small, impoverished country has been devastated by everything from major earthquakes to political assassinations.

The gangs have attacked the country’s main international airport and police stations, looted ports and buildings, and blocked shipments of humanitarian aid.

“The current security situation in Haiti is unpredictable and dangerous,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement. “We are aware that there are few or no commercial options to depart Haiti safely at this time. As they become available, we urge U.S. citizens to take advantage of them.”

“The U.S. Embassy’s ability to assist U.S. citizens is severely limited,” the statement added.


The Biden administration urged any Americans in Haiti to avoid crows, keep a low profile, be prepared to shelter in place for an extended period of time at any moment, avoid being outside at night, and monitor local media for information about areas where violence, demonstrations, or disruptions are reported to be happening.

The U.S. has been forced to evacuate personnel around the world numerous times under President Joe Biden as adversaries, terrorists, and criminals feel emboldened by the weak leadership emanating out of Washington. Examples include Afghanistan, Ukraine, Sudan, Belarus, and more.

Related: Wife Of Assassinated Haitian President Indicted In His Murder

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