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Mozambican authorities said government forces killed more than 300 rebels in central Zambezia province between July and September. A statement from the army general staff said that three major Mozambican National Resistance rebel bases and 71 smaller camps were overrun by government troops in operations throughout the country. It did not give rebel casualty figures elsewhere but said that 121 other rebels surrendered to authorities under an amnesty declared by Parliament last December. The pro-Western rebels have been fighting the socialist government since shortly after the country’s independence from Portugal in 1975.


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