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Mozambique, US Hold Joint Military Training Exercises

The U.S. and Mozambican militaries have begun a week of joint training exercises in peacekeeping and humanitarian relief operations.

Mozambique's defense ministry said Wednesday the exercises in Moamba district, in southern Mozambique, will include about 800 Mozambican and 700 U.S. personnel.

The ministry said the training will include a simulation of a conflict zone to practice the peacekeeping and relief activities.

The training is part of an annual cooperation program between the U.S. military and some African countries. Senegal, Ghana, and Benin have taken part in the program in the past.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.