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Apr 18 2021

Military Situation In Mozambique On April 18, 2021 (Map Update)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Zimbawe reportedly deployed a special forces team into Cabo Delgado to help the Mozambican Army to clear out the militants from the area A total of 18,661 people fled Palma following the March 24 attack on the town, according to the International Organisation for Migration On April 17, a series of clashes were reported in the Palma town. The situation is under control, according to a Mozambican military commander MORE ON THE TOPIC: Support SouthFront FORUM

Apr 15 2021

Video Proving ISIS Executed Foreigners In Mozambique Appeared Online

Support SouthFront The video emerged online allegedly showing the executed bodies of foreigners, who were taken hostage in the Mozambican city of Palma during the assault at the end of March. During the storming of the town in Mozambique, the terrorists occupied the Amarula hotel, where citizens from Great Britain, South Africa and other states stated, while working in the local international Total gas project. Some residents were evacuated by the Dyck Advisory Group, Exercitus Group and GardaWorld. Others were captured by radical Islamists. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Support SouthFront FORUM

Apr 9 2021

Twelve Beheaded Foreigners Discovered In Aftermath Of ISIS Attack On Mozambique’s Palma

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Twelve individuals were found beheaded in the northern Mozambican town of Palma following a militant attack claimed by ISIS, Reuters reported citing local police sources. Commander Pedro da Silva told journalists visiting the town that he could not be sure of the nationalities of the 12 people, but he believed they were foreigners because they were white. “They were tied up and beheaded here,” he said in footage broadcast on TVM, as he pointed to areas of disturbed earth where he said he buried the bodies himself. Regional leaders from countries including South …

Apr 6 2021

Latest Updates on Mozambique, 6 April 2021

According to local sources, more than 50 civilians, including two British and South African nationals, have been killed and dozens more missing since the recent ISIS attack on Palma.There are many stories of ISIS crimes in Palma, with the most authoritative reports stating that ISIS-affiliated gunmen turned a football field into an execution ground after capturing a village on the outskirts of Palma and beheaded several people there. FORUM

Apr 6 2021

Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado has been plagued by ISIS for years

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected] Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ,  BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq,  ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 In recent months, and ramping up in recent weeks especially, attacks by the terrorist groups in the areas near Total’s massive gas project became regular. Uncontained ISIS now is taking on the Mozambican army and seizes entire towns. It threatens the French giant’s project that is worth $20 billion; and all …

Apr 6 2021

Mozambican Army Recaptures Palma From Al Shabaab

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 5th, the Mozambican armed forces said that they had recaptured the town of Palma from Al Shabaab insurgents. Al Shabaab has pledged allegiance to ISIS. A “significant” number of militants were killed in the counter-offensive, an army spokesman said. Army spokesman Brigadier Chongo Vidigal said the gas plant was secure, and Palma was now “safe” . “The airfield area was the only one we needed to clear and we did that [on Sunday]. It’s completely safe,” Brig Vidigal was quoted by AFP news agency as saying. Dozens of civilians were killed …

Apr 1 2021

Neglecting Chaos Until It Backfires Is A Poor Strategy In Mozambique

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado has been plagued by ISIS for years. In recent months, and ramping up in recent weeks especially, attacks by the terrorist groups in the areas near Total’s massive gas project became regular. Uncontained ISIS now is taking on the Mozambican army and seizes entire towns. It threatens the French giant’s project that is worth $20 billion; and all the projects in the region are collectively worth nearly $60 billion. Prior to the large-scale attacks, there was little talk of Mozambique’s chaotic north. NGOs were frequently calling for international assistance to …

Mar 31 2021

British SAS, Portuguese Troops Join Battle Against ISIS In Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado (Videos)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image A squad of the Special Air Service (SAS) special forces was deployed at Mozambique to search for a British man who went missing durng the recent deadly attack by ISIS in the northeastern province of Cabo Delgado. Last week, the terrorist stormed the town of the town of Palma by boats. More than 55 members of the Mozambican Armed Forces and local residents were killed. ISIS released footage showing its fighters inside the town. ISIS terrorists also ambushed a group of people that left the Amarula hotel in Palma. A British citizen, Adrian …

Mar 30 2021

Mozambique: Latest Updates on ISIS attack on Palma, 30 March 2021

On the sixth day of the ISIS affiliated militants “al-Shabab” attack on Palma, Mozambican security forces evacuated a large numbers of foreign nationals detained at the Amarula Hotel. The city of Palma in north of the country is now under ISIS full control. Survivors of the Palma siege said the headless bodies of civilians has been left on the beaches and roads, and large numbers of people were trying to flee the city by the sea and every possible ways…The exact number of casualties is not known, but ISIS claimed in a statement that 55 Mozambican soldiers were killed in …

Mar 30 2021

Has Pandora’s Box Been Opened In Mozambique’s North?

Donate Click to see full-size image The situation in Mozambique’s north is incredibly dire, as ISIS has tightened its grip further on the region. Fierce fighting for control of Mozambique’s strategic northern town of Palma left beheaded bodies strewn in the streets, with heavily armed rebels battling army, police and a private military outfit in several locations. Thousands were estimated to be missing from the town, which held about 70,000 people before the attack began on March 24th. ISIS claimed responsibility. It said that the terrorists now control Palma’s banks, government offices, factories and army barracks, and that more than …

Mar 29 2021

ISIS Claimed Control Over Palma Town In Mozambique, French Total Suspends Its Work In The Region

Donate Source: Amaq The Islamic State claimed that it had taken control over the town of Palma, in the province of Cabo Delgado, in northeastern Mozambique. In their attack on the city, terrorists killed more than 55 members of the Mozambican Armed Forces and local residents. Also, buildings were destroyed, vehicles were damaged. This claim was released by ISIS-affiliated news agency Amaq. A photo of the militants who took part in the attack was also published. According to the agency, the Mozambican government has confirmed that dozens of people have been killed in the attack on Palma. Click to see …

Mar 28 2021

Children Beheaded in Mozambique: Shocking Testimonies of Displaced Families

Donate Illustrative Image Submitted by ThomasST. Thousands of people, including small children, have been brutally murdered by Islamists who have been at war with government forces. Children as young as 11 were beheaded in Mozambique, the British-based aid group Save the Children claimed on March 28, in the wake of an Islamist insurgency that has killed thousands and forced many more to flee their homes. The NGO said it had spoken to displaced families who described “horrific scenes” of slaughter, with mothers talking about the murder of their young sons. For example, a helpless woman hid with her other three …

Mar 27 2021

Military Situation In Mozambique On March 27th, 2021 (Map Update)

Donate Click to see full-size image On March 27, ISIS affiliated militants trapped over 180 people including foreign citizens inside the Amarula Palma Hotel, killing “several people,” as fighting raged for a third straight day around a gas hub Palma town On March 25, Mozambique Army forces launched an anti-ISIS operation in Palma area On March 25, the Mozambique Rovuma Offshore Area 1 consortium is set to resume work on the $20bn Mozambique LNG Project following implementation of the government’s additional security measures at the site. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Mar 16 2021

U.S. Special Forces To Train Counter-Terrorist “Mozambican Marines”

Donate Click to see full-size image The United States Special Operations Forces is training “Mozambican marines” who are to fight against the al Shabaab insurgency in the Cabo Delgado province. This was announced by US Embassy in Maputo on March 15th. “U.S. Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) Deputy Commander Colonel Richard Schmidt represented the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) during the opening ceremony, while Major General Ramiro Ramos Tulcidás represented the Government of Mozambique. In addition to training, the U.S. government provided medical and communications equipment. The United States prioritizes the respect for human rights, protection of civilians, and engagement …

Mar 14 2021

Video Shows Desolation And Chaos In ISIS-Infested Port City Of Mocimboa Da Praia In Mozambique

Donate A screenshot from the video Mozambican media released a video of the port city of Mosimboa Da Praia. The city was captured by ISIS militants in the second half of 2020 and as of March 2021 authorities claimed that it was liberated from ISIS. Nonetheless, the video from the ground does not show any troops on the streets. It looks like that the port city became a no-man land that is not controlled by neither party. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Mar 3 2021

Heavily Modified Gazelle Helicopters Spotted In Mozambique

Donate Photos of Aerospatiale SA341B Gazelle helicopters used in Mozambique by employees of the South African private military company Dyck Advisory Group (DAG) have appeared online. The combat helicopters appear to have been slightly improved – they are equipped with PKM, W85 machine guns, an AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher, and for the convenience of their use, the doors have been dismantled. Also, DAG employees use homemade bombs made from gas cylinders. Similar ersatz FABs use government forces in Syria, where they are known as “barrel bombs.” Apparently, there is also a Russian Mi-8 combat helicopter. Click to see full-size image …

Feb 24 2021

ISIS Still Holds Mozambique’s Northeast In Its Grip

Donate Click to see full-size image ISIS militants continue to hold northeastern Mozambique at bay. Recently, terrorists attacked a settlement in the Palma district. They killed four people, burned down several buildings and ransacked shops. Soon thereafter, the terrorists repeated the attack. However, the jihadists were repulsed by the Mozambican security forces who came to help the residents. Still, residents of the Palma district and internally displaced persons from other districts in Cabo Delgado province face severe food shortages. The supply of food is difficult due to the fact that the Islamists control the roads in the district. According to …

Feb 7 2021

Military Situation In Mozambique On February 7, 2021 (Map Update)

Donate Click to see full-size image The Japanese embassy in Mozambique is to donate around US $4.2 million to support victims of the armed attacks in Cabo Delgado and in the centre of the country, according to the Japanese ambassador to Mozambiquedis Hajime Kimura Up to 2,000 people have been killed and about 430,000 have been left homeless in the conflict in the Cabo Delgado province since 2017 Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi accepted Portuguese assistance on fighting against the ISIS-linked militants in Cabo Delgado MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Nov 20 2020

Town of “Beheadings” In Northeastern Mozambique Returned Under Government Forces Control

Donate Illustrative image Mozambican government forces have recaptured the district of Muidumbe, where ISIS-linked militants beheaded at least 50 people earlier this month. The horrifying attack, which took place in Muatide village, was first reported by the state media on November 9. The militants drove the village’s locals to a football pitch before beginning the executions. A number of women and children were reportedly abducted. Muidumbe is located in the northeastern province of Cabo Delgado, where a multi-billion gas project is under construction. Click to see full-size map. Mozambican Police General Commander Bernardino Rafael confirmed on November 19 that Mudiumbe …

Nov 19 2020

Government Forces Brace For Heated Battle With ISIS In Mozambican Mueda Town

Click to full-size image Mozambican government forces and insurgents linked to ISIS are bracing for a fierce battle in the town of Mueda in the northeastern province of Cabo Delgado, where a multi-billion gas project is under construction. The insurgency, which began in October of 2017, intensified this year. Two weeks ago, the militants beheaded more than 50 people in Muatide village. Most of the insurgents are members of a radical Islamic group known as al-Shabab. The group, that is not related to a Somali faction with the same name, joined ISIS Central Africa Province in June of last year. …

Jun 1 2020

Mozambique Army Claims Success Against ISIS, While Militants Showcase Captured Hardware

Donate Click to see full-size image On May 31st, in the village of Awassy, militants exhibited a captured Mozambique military vehicle, in broad daylight. Military #Insurgency in #CaboDelgado. #Islamist armed group exhibits the military vehicle of #Mozambique’s Forças de Defesa e Segurança during their stay in the vila sede de #Macomia District, 27th, May. Where are the #Mercenarios that Gov’t is using??? @TamukaKagoro77 @CDD_Moz pic.twitter.com/hwFBgDFGEi — Prof. Adriano Nuvunga, Ph.D. (@adriano_nuvunga) May 31, 2020 On May 28th, in the province of Cabo Delgado ISIS militants attacked the town of Macomia. At about 04.00, according to an anonymous military source cited …

May 14 2020

ISIS Killed Two Troops, Seized Their Vehicle In Mozambique (Photo)

Donate Click to see the full-size image Cabo Delgado, the northernmost province of Mozambique, seems to be turning into a new hotbed of ISIS in Africa. In less than a year, the local branch of ISIS has significnatly strengthened its influence in the region and is now conducting open attacks on government forcesc and key objects of infrastructure. Just recently, ISIS members killed 2 government troops and seized their armoured vehicle there, according to the ISIS news agency Amaq. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

May 12 2020

In Less Than A Year, ISIS In Mozambique Has Gone Entirely Out Of Control

Donate Click to see full-size image In the first four months of 2020, the situation in northern Mozambique deteriorated significantly, and rapidly. ISIS militants have carried out numerous attacks, primarily targeting Catholic missions and churches. However, increasingly deadly attacks are being carried out also on other locations. “The attacks are becoming more and more religion-oriented, and the world is closing its eyes,” commented Bishop Luiz Fernando Maria Lozano who works in the most vulnerable province of Cabo Delgado. So far, as a result of ISIS’ attacks over 200,000 people have fled the region. “Many want to come back, but until …

May 8 2020

ISIS Terrorists Seize Weapons In New Attack On Mozambican Forces

Donate On May 5, ISIS branch in Mozambique, the Islamic State in Central Africa Province (ISCAP), carried out a new attack in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. The attack targeted a position of the Mozambique Defence Armed Forces (FADM) in the town of Cazimbi in the district of Macomia. According to the group’s agency, Amaq, the terrorists stormed the position after heavy clashes with the FADM. Several Mozambican service members were reportedly killed or injured in the attack. In the course of the attack, ISCAP terrorists seized loads of weapons, including: A W87 81mm mortar with four shells; A …

Apr 29 2020

Mozambican Forces Say 120 ISIS-Linked Militants Killed Over Past Month

Donate Illustrative image Mozambican forces eliminated 129 terrorists in the northern province of Cabo Delgado province over the past month, the country’s Minister of Interior said on April 28. According to the minister, Amad Miquidade: On April 7, 39 terrorists were killed when they attempted to attack village in Cabo Delgado; On April 10, 59 terrorists were killed on Quirimba island; On April 11, 30 terrorists were killed after when they launched an attack in Ibo Island. The minister said the operations against the militants were a response to the attack on the town of Xitaxi, in which 52 people …

Apr 22 2020

Militants Kill 52 People In Mozambique’s Gas-Rich Cabo Delgado Province

Donate Click to see the full-size image A militant group killed at least 52 people in a village in Mozambique’s gas-rich Cabo Delgado province on April 7 after residents had refused to join them, police said. “The criminals tried to recruit young people to join their ranks, but there was resistance on the part of the youths. This provoked the anger of the criminals, who indiscriminately killed – cruelly and diabolically – 52 young people,” police spokesman Orlando Mudumane told the state media on April 21. The incident took place in the village of Xitaxi in the Muidumbe district. Police claimed …

Apr 20 2020

Mozambique: ISIS Showcases Wreckage Of Gazelle Helicopter Supposedly Operated By Private Military Contractors

Donate Click to see the full-size image The ISIS news agency Amaq has released a video showing the wreckage of a Gazelle helicopter that crashed in the area of the Quirimbas Islands to the north of Pemba on April 10. #Mozambique l’#EI affirme avoir « descendu en hélicoptère dans la région de #Quisanga #CaboDelgado » pic.twitter.com/WAhlY6gAIO — Wassim Nasr (@SimNasr) April 20, 2020 According to reports, the helicopter, which was allegedly operated by private military contractors, crashed as a result of small arms fire by militants. During the past months, ISIS terrorists have drastically increased their activity in Mozambique’s Cabo …