US to Withdraw All Troops From Haiti by June 1

All remaining U.S. military troops will be formally withdrawn from Haiti by June 1, an official of the U.S. military said, according to Reuters. The U.S. currently has 2,200 military personnel in the Haiti, according to Lt. Gen. Ken Keen, the former head of Joint Task Force Haiti. Keen left the post April 18.

Keen said that the U.S. Southern Command, which is responsible for U.S. military operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, is not entirely withdrawing its assistance to Haiti. Some 500 personnel of the Louisiana National Guard will be deployed to the quake-ravaged country before June 1 and remain until September to assist in the humanitarian relief effort, the official explained.

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