Mozambique military claims it has retaken Palma from Islamic militants

The Mozambique has said that it has regained full control of the coastal town of Palma, more than a week after it was raided by militant Islamists. 

A “significant” number of militants were killed in the counter-offensive, an army spokesman said 

Commander Chongo Vidigal, leader of military operations to regain control of Palma, told state television TVM the area was “safe,” although he fell short of declaring the army had regained control. 

On March 24, 2021, the Islamic State affiliated non-state armed group launched an assault on the strategic town of Palma, a gas hub in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique. The town was attacked from “three directions” by “terrorists,” according to government officials. 

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