Southern African bloc extends troop deployment in Mozambique to fight insurgency -communique


Reuters | Johannesburg | Updated: 05-10-2021 23:57 IST | Created: 05-10-2021 23:55 IST
Southern African bloc extends troop deployment in Mozambique to fight insurgency -communique
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Southern African regional bloc SADC said on Tuesday it had approved the extension of a troop deployment in Mozambique to help the country fight an Islamic State-linked insurgency.

"Summit approved the extension of the SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) to continue with offensive operations against terrorists and violent extremists," the bloc said in a communique after a meeting in Pretoria.

The SADC troop deployment was initially for three months and due to end on Oct. 15. The communique did not say how long the approved extension was for.

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