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April 5, 1989
Haiti's government, bowing to pressure from mutinous soldiers, said it has released from jail and deported to the Dominican Republic three army officers who tried to overthrow the country's leader, Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril. Rebels surrendered control of Port-au-Prince's airport, which reopened for the first time since Sunday's coup attempt. The U.S. Embassy said there no longer appeared to be any active resistance in the army to the government.
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April 5, 1989
Haiti's government, bowing to pressure from mutinous soldiers, said it has released from jail and deported to the Dominican Republic three army officers who tried to overthrow the country's leader, Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril. Rebels surrendered control of Port-au-Prince's airport, which reopened for the first time since Sunday's coup attempt. The U.S. Embassy said there no longer appeared to be any active resistance in the army to the government.
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April 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
Government forces on Monday battled mutinous soldiers demanding the release of an alleged coup leader, and at least four rebels were killed, radio stations and witnesses reported. The fighting began after members of the elite Leopards Battalion occupied the airport and went on a shooting and burning spree in the Port-au-Prince suburbs. They burned barricades and forced stores to close. Schools shut down because of the violence.
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April 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
Government forces on Monday battled mutinous soldiers demanding the release of an alleged coup leader, and at least four rebels were killed, radio stations and witnesses reported. The fighting began after members of the elite Leopards Battalion occupied the airport and went on a shooting and burning spree in the Port-au-Prince suburbs. They burned barricades and forced stores to close. Schools shut down because of the violence.
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April 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
The government said today that it freed three military commanders who led a failed coup attempt and gave them safe passage to the United States. Mutinous soldiers surrendered control of the airport and returned to their barracks. State television announced Lt. Col. Himmler Rebu, commander of the Leopards Battalion; Col. Phillipe Biamby, commander of the presidential guard, and Col. Leonce Qualo, an administrative officer at army headquarters, were freed.
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April 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
The government bowed to pressure from mutinous soldie1 rs and said Tuesday that it has released from jail and deported three army officers who tried to overthrow Haiti's leader, Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril. Rebels surrendered control of the international airport, which reopened Tuesday for the first time since Sunday's coup attempt. The U.S. Embassy here said there no longer appeared to be any active resistance in the army to the government.
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April 10, 1989 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
The last of the rebellious soldiers who mutinied against Haiti's military president, Gen. Prosper Avril, began negotiations for a peaceful conclusion to the bloody conflict Sunday, ending a week of convulsive uncertainty that paralyzed the capital city and almost toppled the government. Hours after fellow mutineers of the capital-based Dessalines Battalion surrendered after a two-day shower of gunfire that rocked downtown Port-au-Prince, officers of the rebellious Leopards Battalion said they had telephoned army headquarters to begin negotiating a conditional surrender.
NEWS
April 8, 1989 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Moving forcefully to end a weeklong military mutiny, troops loyal to Haitian leader Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril stormed the barracks of the largest rebel unit late Friday. At least some of the rebel soldiers of the Dessalines Barracks, which abuts Haiti's presidential palace in downtown Port-au-Prince, reportedly surrendered to an attacking force of the loyal Presidential Guard after more than two hours of intense artillery and machine-gun fire.
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April 3, 1989 | From Associated Press
The government said it foiled an attempt Sunday by rebel army officers to overthrow the Haitian president, Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril. U.S. officials said loyal soldiers apparently rescued Avril as he was being driven away to be deported. A government communique read over state-run television said that "certain officers besieged" the presidential palace "and attempted to overthrow the government."
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