Armoured vehicles from Canada landed Saturday in Haiti, as that nation stays locked in a battle with armed gangs, a source with information of the operation confirmed to CBC News.
According to publicly out there flight information, a Boeing C-17 Globemaster landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, simply after 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, after departing CFB Trenton.
Haiti’s prime minister, Ariel Henry, just lately known as for worldwide assist to assist in a battle in opposition to armed felony gangs. In the previous few weeks, the gangs have arrange blockades, resulting in a disaster in gasoline provide.
“We want to see our neighbours just like the United States, like Canada, take the lead and transfer quick,” Bocchit Edmond, Haiti’s ambassador to the U.S., mentioned earlier this week.
Henry known as for a “specialised armed pressure” to assist Haitian police counter gangs blocking the Varreux gasoline terminal, situated north of Port-au-Prince, since final month.
The information that Canada could be sending vehicles was first reported in the Miami Herald and in Haitian publications, together with Le Nouvelliste, on Friday.
The Herald additionally reported that the U.S. would assist a name from United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres for the creation of a speedy response pressure to assist Haitian police.
Global Affairs Canada didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon Saturday.
Demonstrators in Haiti have additionally blocked entry to the capital to demand Henry’s resignation amid violence, a cholera outbreak and extreme starvation. Fuel costs have additionally risen for the reason that authorities introduced a minimize to subsidies earlier this fall.