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Mozambique Government Retakes Key Town from Militants

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Rwandan soldiers patrol the village of Mute, in Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, on August 9, 2021. © 2021 Marc Hoogsteyns/AP Photos Mozambican and Rwandan government forces have taken control of Mocimboa da Praia in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province. The town had been controlled by an armed group linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) since August 2020. Mozambican authorities should now quickly move to ensure humanitarian aid reaches local residents who have been trapped in the town for more than a year. Humanitarian agencies including the United Nations…

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