News24.com | Mozambique assaults: Portugal on the point of ship 60 troops to beleaguered old colony

Lisbon – Portugal is determined to ship around 60 troops to its old colony Mozambique following an attack by Islamic Converse (ISIS) linked jihadists on a key northern town, Distant places Minister Augusto Santos Silva said.

“A team of around 60 Portuguese troopers is making ready… this would be despatched to be on the bottom in Mozambique within the upcoming weeks,” Santos Silva said in an interview with the insist TV channel RTP gradual on Monday.

He said: 

This is in a position to presumably per chance make stronger the Mozambican navy in training particular forces.

In a dramatic escalation of an insurgency launched in 2017, jihadists final Wednesday attacked the northern town of Palma, lying just correct 10km from the gap of a deliberate multibillion-buck gasoline mission.

ALSO READ | Mozambique assaults: Palma abandoned as Islamic Converse team claims preserve a watch on of ‘strategic town’

On Monday, it modified into nearly abandoned as the so-called Islamic Converse team claimed its supporters controlled the town.

The Mozambican authorities said on Sunday that dozens of of us had died.

On Monday, the United States said it modified into “committed to working in conjunction with the authorities of Mozambique” to counter terrorism and defeat ISIS.

Mozambique grew to alter into neutral from Portugal in June 1975, following a prolonged battle that ended centuries of colonisation.


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