Mozambique's opposition Renamo warns of more bloodshed

Fighters of former Mozambican rebel movement Renamo receive military training in Gorongosa's mountains on November 8, 2012Mozambican opposition party Renamo warned Wednesday that the country risked even greater military conflict if government troops advanced any closer to the mountain hideout of its leader, Afonso Dhlakama. Renamo, which claims the government has moved more troops to the central Gorongosa mountains for an assault on Dhlakama’s position, says it wants them moved back. “Military conflicts of greater magnitude and with disastrous, unpredictable consequences,” would result from any attempt by government to carry out what it claims is a plan to “eliminate or assassinate” Dhlakama, the party said through its spokesman, Antonio Muchanga. Renamo (Mozambican National Resistance) became the official opposition after a peace treaty in 1992 ended its 16 year civil war against the ruling, Mozambique National Front (Frelimo).

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