Haiti Update

September 28, 1994

U.S. troops take up posts around the Parliament building and City Hall in Port-au-Prince a day before Haitian lawmakers are to discuss an amnesty bill.

U.S. forces suffer their first fatality. An American soldier is found shot to death in what is called an apparent suicide.

About 2,000 people riot at a relief feeding center in central Port-au-Prince. The rioters flee when American military police drive up, then resume looting when the MPs leave.

The United States urges Security Council members to lift U.N. sanctions against Haiti once President Aristide returns to power.

The U.S. military opened a gun buyback program, but there are few takers.

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