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  • U.S. special operations troops have deployed to Mozambique on a mission to assist the country’s counterterrorism forces with the growing threat of Islamic State militants. The move comes as violence has spread across the African country, with over 670,000 people displaced so far by ISIS attacks centered around the mainly Muslim Cabo Delgado province.

SOURCE: WASHINGTON EXAMINER


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MOZAMBIQUE:

  • French oil and gas multinational Total has evacuated employees from a major gas site in northern Mozambique after a string of jihadist attacks nearby. In recent weeks there have been intensifying attacks near the gas site on the Afungi peninsula, home to the 16.5 billion-euro ($20 billion) project.

SOURCE: ALL AFRICA


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MOZAMBIQUE:

  • Jihadists attacked a village close to a huge gas project in northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. Cabo Delgado is the site of a scheme to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant — the centerpiece of a government dream to reap riches from Mozambique’s offshore energy fields.

SOURCE: THE DEFENSE POST


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  • MOZAMBIQUE: In northeast Mozambique, a region rich in natural gas and mineral resources, an Islamic insurgency is escalating, using operational techniques similar to those from conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The ISIS-aligned group has escalated violence in Cabo Delgado, including grisly beheadings, kidnappings, and forced recruitment.

SOURCE: POLITICALVIOLENCEATAGLANCE

 

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  • MOZAMBIQUE: Attacks by armed groups, including the killing of civilians in different parts of northern Cabo Delgado province have increased over the last few weeks. Dozens of people have reportedly died.

SOURCE: OHCHR ORG

 

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  • MOZAMBIQUE: A growing Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique entered its fourth year this week, with experts saying there is no end in sight. Since the first attack in 2017 by al-Shabab (considered the Mozambique affiliate of Islamic State) in the province of Cabo Delgado, rich in gas resources, militants have taken control of territory in the northern province, including a strategic port. More than 2,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict, with at least 600 attacks across the restive province.

SOURCE: VOA NEWS

 

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SOUTH EAST AFRICA:

  • MOZAMBIQUE: Both the United States and France are trying to become involved in patrolling the coast of Cabo Delgado, in Mozambique, in the context of possible support in the fight against insurgents. The French company Total recently bought control of area 1 of the Cabo Delgado gas field.

SOURCE: ALL AFRICA https://allafrica.com/stories/202007270639.html

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