Gangsters had been ejected from Cabaret town north of capital Port-au-Prince several days ago but they returned, killing 12 people and burning many houses, says mayor.
The attack took place in a neighbourhood controlled by gang leader Vitelhomme Innocent, who is wanted in the US over his participation in the kidnapping of 16 American missionaries in October 2021.
Under heavy police escort, dozens of trucks carrying oil leave Varreux terminal blockaded by armed gangs for months before getting flushed out in major operation, officials say.
Haiti police finally take control of Varreux fuel terminal, after months of blockade led by a coalition of gangs called G9, which controls areas in and around the capital Port-au-Prince.
UNSC approves sanctions allowing it to impose an asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo on anyone who threatens peace or stability of Haiti, naming the Caribbean country's most powerful gangster as its first target.
US-Mexico proposal had some support at UN, but some countries expressed reservations, noting recent protests in Haiti against foreign intervention and also pointing to major problems with the previous UN peacekeeping force in the country.
Equipment sent to Caribbean country will help it battle criminal gangs "fomenting violence and disrupting flow of critically needed humanitarian assistance," both countries say.
First person to be targeted would be Jimmy Cherizier, nicknamed "Barbecue", and is described in US and Mexico-drafted resolution as one of the most influential gang leaders, Reuters reports.
Plan will enable thousands of people from the South American country to enter the US by air and also send some Venezuelans to Mexico.
Washington says it will boost support for Caribbean country's police as they battle armed gangs blockading a key fuel terminal, which has caused security and health crises there.
The Haitian government on Friday formalised its request for international assistance to staunch spiralling insecurity.
UN spokesman said Antonio Guterres is gravely concerned over violence in Haiti amid the cholera outbreak.
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