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African forces kill 18 extremist in Mozambique

African forces kill 18 extremist in Mozambique

Maputo, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Armed forces of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) killed 18 extremist in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, the regional organization informed today.
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Such members of the Islamist group Al Sunnah wa Jamaah were killed in ambushes this weekend in the community of Chitama, district of Nangade, said a communiqué of the African organization, which is made up of 16 countries.

According to the document, in the military actions, in which one soldier perished and three others were wounded, the SADC troops also destroyed a logistic base belonging to the radicals.

In view of the advance of the forces deployed in Mozambique, recently the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, whose country sent about 1,000 troops to this state at the request of Maputo, praised the liberation of several cities, among them the port city of Mocimboa da Praia, according to the local press.

Last July 29, the spokesman of the Kigali Army, Colonel Ronald Ewivanga, reported that Rwandan defense detachments killed 14 insurgents of Al sunnah wa Jamaah in this southern African territory.

In recent times, attacks by extremist groups in Cabo Delgado and other territories of Mozambique have caused, in addition to 3,000 deaths, the forced displacement of more than 730,000 civilians, according to humanitarian organizations.

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