Portugal to send more troops to Mozambique

in News, World, Africa · 12-05-2021 09:51:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal will send a further 60 troops to Mozambique as part of a new cooperation agreement aimed at helping the country tackle an Islamic State-linked insurgency in its north, Portugal's defence minister Joao Cravinho said on Monday.

Mozambique has been grappling with the insurgency in its northernmost province of Cabo Delgado since 2017. But militants have massively stepped up their violence in the past year.

The agreement, which runs until 2026, will see Portugal increase its number of troops in Mozambique to 80 to train Mozambican soldiers to tackle the insurgency, share intelligence and help the country use drones to track the militants' movements.



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