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Haiti - FLASH : The gangs retreat in front of the PNH
The Divisional Superintendent recalls "[...] for nearly two months valiant police officers have been engaged in a relentless battle, on several fronts against the gangs '400 marozo', Vitelhomme, Chien méchant, 5 seconds,' krache dife", in particular and the coalition of gangs 'G9 an fanmi and allies', in general."
He explains "the fights maintained over this long period have seriously weakened these criminal associations and have considerably reduced their material and human potential because, targeted operations have fortunately resulted in the elimination of the most formidable bandits from each gang. The surviving bosses are everywhere dislodged and live in the bush : Jimmy Cherisier, aka 'Barbecue', was dislodged from his base in Delmas 6; Vitelhomme, was kicked out of Torcel and 'Lanmò 100 jou' was dislodged in Belanton"
Jean Bruce Myrtil states in the note that "the other gang leaders are all spotted and located. Strikes targeting these leaders, their supporters and collaborators, will soon be carried out both in their fiefdoms and in their tentacles, and also wherever the intelligence service indicates any link of a third party with a gang."
The note refers to the two "cowardly conducted" attacks against the sub-police stations of Portail St-Joseph https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-33931-icihaiti-gangs-8-police-officers-killed-in-48-hours.html and of Drouillard https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33914-haiti-flash-5-police-stations-attacked-by-bandits-in-less-than-24-hours.html which surprised "the non-combatant personnel intended to carry out community tasks."
Stating "With the exception of these attacks, in all Police interventions against armed gangs no police officer was victimized or seriously affected during, being protected by the new equipment [...]"
Further, the note underlines that "the operational intelligence service reported that these various operations would have made approximately 67 victims in the ranks of the various gangs of which three number 2 of gang leaders who were mortally wounded".
Last minute : On Saturday the powerful Gang Leader "lanmò 100 jou" announces that he will restore insecurity with arms in the commune of Croix-des-Bouquets, as a sign of reprisals against " the impertinence of the police" and to challenge the police who dislodge him from its territory.
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