Mocimboa da Praia : Key Mozambique port ’seized by IS’ - BBC News
C’est passé sous les radars apparemment, mais la situation au Mozambique se dégrade et devient très préoccupante
Militants linked to the Islamic State group have seized a heavily-defended port in Mozambique after days of fighting, according to reports.
Local media say government forces that were in the far northern town of Mocimboa da Praia fled, many by boat, after Islamists stormed the port.
The town is near the site of natural gas projects worth $60bn (£46bn).
In recent months militants have taken a number of northern towns, displacing tens of thousands of people.
Avec les décapitations de villages, l’État islamique intensifie les attaques au Mozambique - News 24
NAIROBI, Kenya – Les militants de l’État islamique, selon plusieurs témoignages, ont frappé la petite communauté agricole sur un plateau dans le nord du Mozambique lors d’un rite d’initiation pour amener les adolescents à devenir virils.
Armés de machettes, les assaillants ont décapité jusqu’à 20 garçons et hommes dans le village de 24 de Marco, selon un rapport des médias locaux qui confirmé mercredi par ACLED, un groupe américain de surveillance de la crise qui cartographie l’explosion de l’insurrection au Mozambique.
Mozambique - Escalation of conflict and violence drive massive displacements and increased humanitarian needs in Cabo Delgado | Digital Situation Reports
Escalation of conflict and violence drive massive displacements and increased humanitarian needs in Cabo Delgado
The humanitarian situation in Cabo Delgado Province, in northern Mozambique, significantly deteriorated over the last 10 months. The ongoing conflict in the region has escalated in 2020, compounding a fragile situation marked by chronic underdevelopment, consecutive climatic shocks and recurrent disease outbreaks. The increasing number of attacks by non-state armed groups, particularly impacting the northern and eastern districts of the Province, are driving massive and multiple displacements, disrupting people’s livelihoods and access to basic services.
Cabo Ligado Weekly : 2-8 November 2020 | ACLED
The battle for the road between Palma and Mueda continued last week, starting with a 2 November insurgent attack on Pundanhar, Palma district. Several houses were burned in the attack, and five civilians were kidnapped.
At the same time, insurgents were in the midst of a four-day occupation of Muatide, Muidumbe district. According to a Pinnacle News report, insurgents used Muatide as a base from which they carried out attacks against young men involved in initiation rites. Fifteen boys and five adults from the 24 de Marco village were reported decapitated, and their bodies brought to the soccer field at Muatide. Pinnacle also reported that another 24 youths and six adults from other areas of the district were beheaded during the occupation, and their bodies similarly gathered at Muatide. Pinnacle later reported that many other civilians had been killed at Muatide. There is no confirmed final death toll, and sources can only confirm the targeting of male initiation rites and the initial report of 20 deaths at 24 de Marco.
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