ISIL-linked fighters besieged the town of Palma, forcing nearly 200 people to seek refuge in a resort.
Many are foreign nationals working on a natural gas project.
The latest assault by the ISIL-linked Al Shabab (not related to the Somali group of the same name) highlights increasing instability in the gas-rich province.
Could the unrest intensify?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Zenaida Machado - Human Rights Watch
Jasmine Opperman - Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project
Fernando Lima - Journalist and political commentator Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
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