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Canada deploys 70 soldiers to Jamaica to train the Multinational Force for Haiti

American YouTuber kidnapped two weeks ago when he was trying to interview gang leader ‘Barbecue’ released

The Canadian Ministry of Defense has announced the deployment of 70 troops in Jamaica to train the multinational force that will be deployed in Haiti to contain the enormous security crisis that the country is going through, whose capital, Port-au-Prince, is practically in the hands of the criminal gangs.

The so-called ‘Operation Helios’ will consist of training sessions for “the troops that will be deployed in Haiti under the leadership of Kenya.” Approximately 330 troops from member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), such as Jamaica, Belize and the Bahamas, will participate in these activities for a month, according to a statement from the Ministry.

The Canadian Minister of Defense, Bill Blair, thus wants to “reiterate his commitment to the future international mission to the country” at a time when complete misgovernment reigns since Prime Minister Ariel Henry left power, in the middle of the month, in hands of a transition council, yet to be finalized.

YOUTUBER RELEASED

In the last few hours, it is worth noting that Haitian criminal gangs have freed the American YouTuber of Lebanese descent Addison Pierre Maalouf, creator of the YourFellowArab channel and with more than 1.4 million subscribers.

Maalouf was kidnapped several days ago when he was preparing to interview gang leader Jimmy Chérizier, alias ‘Barbecue’, only to end up in the hands of the Mawozo 400 criminal gang on March 14.

“I have been freed,” Maalouf said on his X social network account. “Glories be to God. Christ is King,” he added before denouncing that he was kidnapped because of the color of his skin.

“They captured me just for being a ‘target,’ lamented Maalouf, who explained that he was held” in the middle of the Haitian desert, 60 minutes from nowhere, in a cement hut and surrounded by barbed wire.”

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