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Former troops of Haiti's disbanded army assemble at old base in hopes of its return

Ramon Espinosa / AP

Members of the dissolved Haitian army and civilian volunteers parade at the former military base Camp Lamantin, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Wednesday. Haitian authorities are ordering some army veterans and would-be soldiers to clear out of several old barracks they have taken over in recent weeks in hopes the disbanded army will be revived, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

Swoan Parker / Reuters

Former Haitian soldiers and volunteers from the Armed Forces of Haiti (FAdH) listen during a news conference in La Mantin, outside Port-au-Prince March 21, 2012. The group has continued training despite insistence from the government that they disband and vacate the training camps. The army was dissolved in 1995 after decades of human rights abuses.

Swoan Parker / Reuters

Former soldiers and volunteers of the Armed Forces of Haiti (FAdH) train in La Mantin, outside Port-au-Prince.

Swoan Parker / Reuters

Former soldier of the Armed Forces of Haiti (FAdH), Jean Baptiste Joseph, (R) speaks during a news conference in La Mantin, outside Port-au-Prince.

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