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Southern African countries are continuing their soldiers’ deployment in Mozambique.
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Southern African regional bloc SADC said on Tuesday it had approved the extension of a troop deployment in Mozambique to help the country fight an Islamic State-linked insurgency.
“Summit approved the extension of the SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) to continue with offensive operations against terrorists and violent extremists,” the bloc said in a communique after a meeting in Pretoria.
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The SADC troop deployment was initially for three months and due to end on 15 October. The communique did not say how long the approved extension was for.
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