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.
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.
Equipment sent to Caribbean country will help it battle criminal gangs "fomenting violence and disrupting flow of critically needed humanitarian assistance," both countries say.
Poor Caribbean country seeks "specialised armed forces" to end blockade of country's main fuel port that has led to crippling shortages, but many are against another international intervention.
World body calls for creation of a humanitarian corridor to ease a blockage of the Caribbean country's main fuel import terminal controlled by powerful armed gangs.
Most of the victims were not directly involved in gangs, UN human rights office says, adding that there have also been reports of sexual violence.
"At least 89 people were killed and 16 others are missing," says a human rights group, while aid agencies report seeing burned and rotting corpses in impoverished suburb of the capital Port-au-Prince.
Gang-related kidnappings in Haiti increased 180 percent in the past year, with 655 of them reported to police, according to a report by the United Nations Security Council.
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