Mozambique: army says attacked town of Palma ‘safe’ from jihadists
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Mozambique's military says it is regaining territory in the northern town and gas hub of Palma, seized by Islamic State-linked jihadists last month, claiming a "significant" number of militants had since been killed in fighting.
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