Insurgents are increasing in numbers in Mozambique. Mozambican troops are failing to recapture Cabo Delgado, a land with rich natural gas reserves and ruby deposits in Africa, against the Islamic militants. The government has hired foreign mercenaries, while the insurgents are recruiting more members by exploiting the poverty of young people in the north of Mozambique. They are receiving training in both military and religious studies in East Africa from jihadists from abroad and have made informal links with the Islamic State group. Mozambique is now coordinating with foreign counterparts to provide a military solution.