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NEW: U.S. Military Evacuates Haitian Embassy As Gangs Attack Police Stations

Not to be glib, but the phrase “hell in a handbasket” comes to mind when reading the latest news out of Haiti. The island nation has descended into chaos as gangs have attacked police stations and other government sites, and Prime Minister Ariel Henry remains in Puerto Rico, unable to return to his country. In response to the deteriorating situation, the U.S. Military has evacuated staff from the embassy in Port-au-Prince. 

This latest action follows weeks of unrest, with gangs attacking and overrunning multiple locations. 

As noted above, Prime Minister Henry remains out of the country and, at present, is unable to return, as the Dominican Republic has refused to allow him to land due to safety concerns. 

Per the statement from U.S. Southern Command:

This is a developing story. 

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