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Mozambique: President calls for 'maximum readiness' in the face of 'enemy silence' in Cabo Delgado

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi welcomed the progress that defence and security forces are making in combating the insurgents in Cabo Delgado but called for “maximum readiness” in the face of “enemy silence”. “There is a slight silence from the enemy, but we need to be at maximum readiness,” he said on Tuesday, quoted by Televisão de Moçambique. According to the President, the results of the government forces in the operational theatre of Cabo Delgado show a relative advance, but this should

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Mozambique: President calls for 'maximum readiness' in the face of 'enemy silence' in Cabo Delgado

Growing confidence of ASWJ militants presages increasingly sophisticated attacks over expanded area of operations in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado

At least 25 soldiers were killed and 15 others were wounded during an ambush by Islamist militants in the village of Matambalale in Muidumbe district in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province on 29 November. Although at the time of writing no group claimed responsibility for the attack, the perpetrators are likely to be from Ahlu Sunna wal-Jamaa (ASWJ), a local non-state armed group that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in July 2019 and which operates under the latter’s Wilayat Wasat Afriqiyya, or Central

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Growing confidence of ASWJ militants presages increasingly sophisticated attacks over expanded area of operations in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado

Mozambique, Tanzania sign accord to fight insurgency

Tanzania and Mozambique have reached an agreement to join forces to fight extremist violence that has claimed hundreds of lives in the two neighbouring countries, Mozambican state media said Monday. Their respective police chiefs met at the weekend in Tanzania’s southeastern town of Mtwara, where they signed a memorandum of understanding to crack down on the unrest. “We have agreed on how our forces can work together against these criminals,” Tanzanian police chief Simon Sirro said after the meeting. The

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Mozambique, Tanzania sign accord to fight insurgency

Tanzania, Mozambique Launch Joint Operations Against Insurgents

Photographer: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images Police chiefs in Tanzania and Mozambique have agreed to launch joint operations against fighters linked to Islamic State whose three-year-old insurgency recently spilled over the border between the two southeast African countries. Tanzania’s Inspector General of Police, Simon Sirro, and his Mozambican counterpart, Bernardino Rafael, met on Friday in the southern Tanzanian border town of Mtwara, according to a police statement. The meeting came a month after about

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Tanzania, Mozambique Launch Joint Operations Against Insurgents

Mozambique police say northern village, site of reported beheadings, retaken from insurgents By Reuters

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Over 1,000 Mozambique troops on Thursday recaptured the northern village of Muidumbe from Islamist insurgents, police general commander Bernardino Rafael said, killing 16 and destroying some of their logistics. Mozambique's northernmost province of Cabo Delgado, home to gas developments worth some $60 billion, is grappling with an insurgency linked to Islamic State that has gathered pace this year, with insurgents regularly taking on the army and seizing entire towns. Speaking to troops in

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Mozambique police say northern village, site of reported beheadings, retaken from insurgents By Reuters

Islamic Jihadists Behead More Than 50 People After Turning Soccer Field Into 'Execution Ground'

A woman holds her younger child while standing in a burned out area in the village of Aldeia da Paz outside Macomia, on Aug 24, 2019. The village had been attacked earlier that month. (Marco Longari / AFP via Getty Images) Marco Longari / AFP via Getty Images Terrorists linked to the Islamic State terror group beheaded over 50 people in Mozambique during a weekend killing spree in which they reportedly turned a soccer field into an “execution ground.” Mozambique police commander-general Bernardino Rafael

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Islamic Jihadists Behead More Than 50 People After Turning Soccer Field Into 'Execution Ground'

More than 50 people beheaded by ISIS-linked attackers in Mozambique

French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned the beheading of more than 50 people in northern Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province by attackers linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "More than 50 people have been beheaded, women kidnapped, villages looted and then set on fire," he tweeted Wednesday. "Barbarians hijack a religion of peace to sow terror: Islamist terrorism is an international threat that calls for an international response." The militants attacked several villages in the districts

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More than 50 people beheaded by ISIS-linked attackers in Mozambique

African villagers beheaded in jihadist massacre

Johannesburg: Jihadists have massacred up to 50 people in northern Mozambique in the past three days, beheading and dismembering several victims. The attack is the bloodiest chapter in a grim war that has raged across the gas-rich region in southern Africa since October 2017. Islamic extremist rebels following clashes with Mozambican government troops near Mocimboa da Praia, in the country's north in August.Credit:SITE Intelligence Group via AP Fighting between the insurgents - who claim allegiance to Islamic

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African villagers beheaded in jihadist massacre

Islamic Extremists Behead 50 People in Brutal Attack on Villages in Mozambique

Graphic showing the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique. (Image credit: CBN News) ISIS militants reportedly have murdered 50 people in a gruesome attack on several villages in the African coastal nation of Mozambique. The victims were herded onto a soccer field in a northern village and then beheaded, according to eyewitness accounts reported by the state-owned Mozambique News Agency. Local police also said scores of women and children were abducted in the attack and several homes were burned. Any villagers

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Islamic Extremists Behead 50 People in Brutal Attack on Villages in Mozambique

ISIL-linked attackers behead 50 people in northern Mozambique

Witnesses say the assailants herded victims onto a football pitch in the village of Muatide where the killings were carried out. A woman holds her child in the village of Aldeia da Paz after it was attacked in 2019 Marci Longari/AFP Police say attackers beheaded and dismembered more than 50 people in northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province over the past three days as violence in the area continues. The ISIL-linked fighters attacked several villages in the districts of Miudumbe and Macomia, killing civilians,

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ISIL-linked attackers behead 50 people in northern Mozambique

Assailants linked to Islamic State group behead 50 villagers in Northern Mozambique

The attackers took the victims to a football field in one of the villages and killed them. Attackers linked to the Islamic State group (ISIL) beheaded and dismembered more than 50 people in the Cabo Delgado region of Northern Mozambique, police said. Violence has been going on in the region over the last three days, Al Jazeera reported. According to Bernardino Rafael, the Commander General of Mozambique Police, the group of ISIL-linked attackers have attacked several villages in the districts of Miudumbe and

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Assailants linked to Islamic State group behead 50 villagers in Northern Mozambique

Jihadists kill 50 people with several beheaded in Mozambique massacre

Jihadists have massacred up to 50 people in northern Mozambique in the past three days, beheading and dismembering several victims. The attack is the bloodiest chapter in a grim war that has been raged across the gas-rich region since October 2017. Fighting between the insurgents — who claim some allegiance to IS in the Middle East — and the security forces have killed thousands and displaced more than 250,000 people. The attackers went on the rampage in several villages in the districts of Miudumbe and

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Jihadists kill 50 people with several beheaded in Mozambique massacre

Militant Islamists 'Behead More Than 50' on Football Pitch in Mozambique

More than 50 people have been beheaded in a village in northern Mozambique by militants linked to the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS), according to the country's government-funded media. Militants turned a football pitch into an "execution ground", where victims' dismembered bodies were found scattered. Several people were also beheaded in another nearby village. Police confirmed the attack in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, which has suffered a series of gruesome attacks since 2017. Up to 2,000 people

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Militant Islamists 'Behead More Than 50' on Football Pitch in Mozambique