ISIS terrorists have been developing their expansion in Mozambique.
After capturing the port town of Mocimboa de Praia on the Mozambican mainland and inflicting casualties to government forces there, ISIS members seized the islands of Vamizi and Mecungo – where celebrities like Daniel Craig, Bono and Prince Albert of Monaco have holidayed in luxury. ISIS cells are de-facto seeking to establish own mini-caliphate in the southern part of the country.
In the occupied territories, ISIS as usual imposes its own rule, recruits new fighters, declares ‘Sharia law’ (as ISIS sees it) and further. Government forces with support from private military contractors (mainly South African ones) are yet to achieve any breakthrough in the battle against the terrorist group there. The violent posture of government forces towards civilians in the area also contributes to the popularity of ISIS militants among locals.
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