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Regional Troops Set to Arrive in Mozambique to Help Fight Rebels

  • Southern African bloc military deployment is set for July 15
  • Rwandan troops arrived in Mozambique in separate deal

Soldiers from a regional bloc are set to arrive in Mozambique from Thursday to help fight an Islamic State-linked insurgency that’s left more than 3,000 people dead and halted Africa’s biggest private investment yet.

The so-called status of forces document will be delivered to the 16-member Southern African Development Community by Wednesday to allow for troops to be sent to the southeast African nation, Mozambique Defense Minister Jaime Neto said by phone.