Could fighting in northern Mozambique destabilise the region? | Inside Story

Government forces in Mozambique are fighting to regain control of a remote area in the north.
Soldiers are trying to push back ISIL-linked fighters in Cabo Delgado province, a resource-rich region.
The fighters have taken control of the port of Mocimboa da Praia near offshore gas projects.
Over the past three years, monitoring groups say more than 1,500 people have been killed.
Will other countries need to intervene to stem the violence?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Guests:

Tom Bowker – Editor of the Mozambican news website Zitamar.

Zeinado Machado – Researcher in the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch.

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