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DECEMBER 2021

ISIS Captured Port City In Mozambique Just Days After Capturing Two Military Bases

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ISIS Captured Port City In Mozambique Just Days After Capturing Two Military Bases

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On August 11th, ISIS militants captured a heavily-defended port in Mozambique, following days of fighting over the valuable position.

Local media say government forces that were in the far northern town of Mocimboa da Praia fled after the Islamists stormed the port.

The town is close to the site of natural gas projects worth $60 million.

Local sources report that another attack on Mosimboa da Praia began on the night of August 6th.

Much of the city quickly came under militant control, but the Mozambican fusiliers (marines) held the harbor until August 11, when they ran out of ammunition.

Media affiliated with ISIS have posted photos of numerous trophies captured from the Mozambican army and killed soldiers.

A French-made HSI32 boat, used by the Mozambican coast guard was also reportedly destroyed by an RPG.

Air support for the Mozambican security forces was provided by the South African PMC Dyck Advisory Group, but its effectiveness was limited by the fact that helicopters and aircraft had to operate from an airfield in Pemba, located at a relatively long distance from Mosimboa da Praia.

An attempt to supply the marines holding the harbor from the air also failed due to the low accuracy of the supply.

It is entirely unknown whether ISIS’ control over Mosimboa da Praia will last long: earlier the militants preferred to use the “hit and run” tactics, attacking and leaving settlements before the main forces arrived.

However, the growing intensity of attacks indicates that the ISIS terrorists are shifting away from raids and towards permanent control of territories.

ISIS Captured Port City In Mozambique Just Days After Capturing Two Military Bases

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ISIS Captured Port City In Mozambique Just Days After Capturing Two Military Bases

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ISIS Captured Port City In Mozambique Just Days After Capturing Two Military Bases

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ISIS Captured Port City In Mozambique Just Days After Capturing Two Military Bases

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ISIS Captured Port City In Mozambique Just Days After Capturing Two Military Bases

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It should be added that in addition to the city itself, the militants stormed two military bases, suppressing the resistance of the military. The army’s losses reportedly sit at upwards of 60 troops.

ISIS media wings reported that it had taken over two military bases near Mocimboa da Praia, killed Mozambique soldiers and captured weaponry, including machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

The fight would’ve continued if the supply delivery hadn’t failed and they ran out of ammunition.

ISIS effectively stormed and defeated an army battalion, and the remaining forces retreated north of the Mozambican city.

The militants are now able to use both the port for operations along the coast and the airfield.

Attacks began in 2017 in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, but escalated this year after the group responsible, Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama, pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Tanzania said it is launching an offensive against the jihadists in forests on the border with Mozambique.

This is a very worrisome development for both Mozambique, but also for all of its members. Lasting territory control by ISIS means that the group has spread its influence so much and gathered so much equipment that it can now begin rebuilding the caliphate but in Africa, instead of Iraq and Syria.

The fact that the port is near several high-investment natural gas projects may, however, serve as an impetus for a more focused international effort to cleanse the area.

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Rhodium 10

Soon We will see US troops in Mozambique…his Proxy ISIS work well….

Cheryl Brandon

USA brought them with teh help of neo liberal Leaders, no doubt?

James Adams

Your a fucking idiot you are doing nothing constructive to solve this problem. Hopefully isis cuts your head off…

James Adams

Your a fucking idiot you are doing nothing constructive to solve this problem. Hopefully isis cuts your head off..

Rafik Chauhan

your cassette is stuck kindly change

angrycitizen

The CIA has been very busy. Looks like they weren’t receiving enough protection money from the natural gas projects nearby and decided to show Mozambique its famed peaceful protests franchise.

James Adams

Your a fucking idiot you are doing nothing constructive to solve this problem. Hopefully isis cuts your head off.

Lone Ranger

They failed in the middle east now CIAisis are trying their luck in African countries.
Africa Corps—>AfriCom—>Afrisis…

Cheryl Brandon

indeed

James Adams

Your a fucking idiot you are doing nothing constructive to solve this problem. Hopefully isis cuts your head off….

Lone Ranger

Calm your tits Shlomo…

cechas vodobenikov

sure jane

Антон С

DAESH in Mozambique is nonsense. “Boko haram” from Nigeria and “Abu sayaf” from Philippines is DAESH too? Mozambique is known for its newly discovered natural gas fields and the State Department’s idiocracy shown at their statement that they have closed few pages in social networks, which belongs to russian and chinese citizens living in african states, including Mozambique. SD called these pages (as ordinary) as a pressure to policy. It shows strong interest of SD to Mozambique. Stealing oil of Syria, why not try to steal in other places? Year ago Mozambique’s president had a meet with Putin. In 2016th IMF stopped giving credits to to country. Looks like someone don’t want to loose a colony.

Assad must stay

This is ridiculous they need pointers ftom SAA and houthis on how to kill these shitbags

christianblood

And from Hezbollah too…

Assad must stay

Yes of course

James Adams

Islam and Communism is cancer. Whether both go destruction follows. The Authoritarian Socialist government needs to be overthrown and Muslims need to be banned from becoming citizens. Then you’ll be able to end this problem once and for all. Plus it doesn’t breach human rights.

blue

“Your a fucking idiot you are doing nothing constructive to solve this problem. Hopefully isis cuts your head off..”

cechas vodobenikov

antiauthoritarian children w bad manners prefer to live in a plywood nation of failed businesses and food lines

occupybacon

But deripaska has only prosperous businesses.

Rafik Chauhan

Mozambique should ask help from iran or syria or iraq anti ISIL FORCE OR EVEN FOR HEZBOLLAH AS ADVISOR before its to late. CIA will destroy this state .

cechas vodobenikov

the CIA spreads their ISIS terrorists across Africa—renamed as Boko harum, etc—now in Niger, Nigeria, /tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, etc…USA create the problem and then send their incompetent “special” forces to make the problems worse

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