Dozens Killed After Refusing to Join Mozambique Insurgent Group

At least 52 young villagers in Mozambique's troubled northernmost province have been killed by insurgents. Police say that the villagers in Cabo Delgado province were "massacred", with some beheaded, after they refused to be recruited into the militant group. So far hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced during the three-year insurgency in Cabo Delgado.

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    Mozambique News Reports And Clippings, 27 April 2020

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  • Mozambique:  Dozens Killed After Resisting Recruitment into Insurgent Group

    DW, 22 April 2020

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A map of Mozambique, showing Cabo Delgado.


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