Dominican Republic military craft in sorties at Haiti border
Dajabon, Dominican Republic.- Dominican military helicopters and attack planes on Friday flew along the border with Haiti near the city of Dajabón, which local media report as reconnaissance flights.
Quoting military sources, El Caribe and Listin said the military flights are in response to the confiscation of 24 trucks being held by Haitians across the border, the attempts to set fire to the Dominican consulate in Ouanaminthe and the announced boycott of the cross border market held Fridays and Mondays.
At least two Dominican Air Force Super Tucanos planes were spotted around 7am as merchants formed lines to cross the border and take part in the market. The two helicopter were seen two hours later.
It’s the second time that military aircraft conduct low flights over the city and along border, prior announcements of planned incidents.