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EU to train Mozambican forces fighting Islamist insurgency

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The European Union set up a new military mission on Monday to train Mozambican forces trying to stabilize the restive, gas-rich Cabo Delgado province. Islamist militants have been carrying out brutal attacks in northern Mozambique since 2017. More than 700,000 people have been displaced and some 1.3 million people are in severe humanitarian need, the EU said. Concretely, EU personnel should share expertise on counter-terrorism and civilian protection efforts, among other things, an EU statement said. The mission is to “train selected Mozambican units to help armed forces in their efforts to br…

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