SADC moves to new phase in Moz war

Intervention: Data from ACLED and other civic groups suggests SAMIM’s intervention has made a difference since the deployment in July 2021 PIC: ACLED, CABOLIGADO.COM
Intervention: Data from ACLED and other civic groups suggests SAMIM’s intervention has made a difference since the deployment in July 2021 PIC: ACLED, CABOLIGADO.COM

SADC troops fighting a deadly insurgency in Mozambique have moved to a “de-escalated” engagement in parts of the troubled Cabo Delgado province, where a civilian component, humanitarian, police and other actors will be brought into help restore stability, Mmegi has learnt.

While the situation remains “volatile and unpredictable,” Defence and Security ministry officials said the multi-dimensional approach would be used alongside the military in calmer areas, while forces remained on high alert.

Since their deployment to northern Mozambique last July, troops from Botswana and several other SADC states have been operating under Scenario 6 which the Defence and Security Ministry says “entails military intervention in critical security situations to prevent mass killings and acts of genocide”.

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