A Resurgence of Jihad in Cabo Delgado

Last year I reported several times on the restive militants of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique, whose mischievous behavior included beheadings, bombings, rapes, and other forms of Islamic activism (see the links to previous articles at the bottom of this post).

Earlier this month the mujahideen resumed their attacks in Cabo Delgado, causing the displacement of yet another tranche of refugees that need to be cared for by the UN and financed by the USA.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Portuguese-language Folha de Maputo. The translator notes that Jihad Watch reports that the US is sending $140 million in refugee relief to Mozambique, and that last week’s attacks were carried out by ISIS affiliates:

More than 17,000 persons forced to flee after attacks in Cabo Delgado

June 17, 2022

More than 17,000 persons, mostly women and children, were forced to flee from their homes in the districts of Ancuabe and Chiure in the province of Cabo Delgado after the attacks of last week, the UN has reported.

In a press conference on Thursday, the spokesperson for the secretary-general, Stephane Dujarric, gave a brief update on the situation in Cabo Delgado after the attacks of last week, indicating that humanitarian organizations have so far assisted more than 1,700 persons while the UN humanitarian air service continues to transport supplies.

According to Dujarric, quoted by Lusa [News Service of Portugal], since the beginning of the year, the United Nations, together with its partners, has succeeded in reaching 100,000 people in Cabo Delgado, having distributed food, education, and hygiene “kits” to the local population.

“Our objective is to reach 84,000 with regular humanitarian assistance in the districts of Ancuabe and Meluco. And once again we remind all parties in the conflict that they must respect and protect the civilians as well as facilitate the humanitarian aid quickly, safely, and unimpeded to the civilians in need,” affirmed the spokesperson for Antonio Guterres at the UN headquarters in New York.

“It is also fundamental that vulnerable people — including the elderly, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, and unaccompanied or separated children — be reached with food, shelter, protection, and other urgent assistance as rapidly as possible,” he concluded.

Previous posts about Jihad in Mozambique:

2021   Mar   17   Mujahideen Lop Heads in Mozambique
        28   The Killing Fields of Cabo Delgado
        31   Making Mozambique Safe for Democracy

4 thoughts on “A Resurgence of Jihad in Cabo Delgado

  1. The good ole days of South Africa or Rhodesia sending the very best to have a nice chat with those floppies and bloody well slotting them are gone.

  2. This is a strange coincidence (or maybe not?) A few days ago, I came across the story linked below, regarding the Al-Shabab attacks in northern Mozambique covered in the links above, thought it deserved wider publicity, and wondered whether to post it in the comments section of the news feed.

    Be warned; it’s a long read, maybe 25 minutes, but a vivid eyewitness account by someone who was there. One obvious conclusion is that while the terrorists behaved as they do, the French oil company Total were hardly less culpable. https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/exploration-survival/attack-amarula-hotel-palma-mozambique-africa/?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-en-GB

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