Haiti police on patrol keep their eyes on traffic during a stop at a police checkpoint in Tabarre, near the U.S. Embassy, just east of metropolitan Port-au-Prince. The powerful 400 Mawozo gang and its allies are trying to extend their control to the area.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — They broke down walls, plowed through barricades and manned the fences to prevent an unsuspecting backdoor attack.

Equipped with new tactical training and recently acquired Canadian-made armored vehicles, specialized units of Haiti’s national police force have started to take back control of the country’s main oil terminal and seaports from powerful gangs after two months.

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