The attack on the city of Palma made this jihadist movement centered on religious and social needs the focus of 2000.
When they attacked Palma in northern Mozambique, there were not many jihadists in the Chabab group. According to local and foreign sources, about 100 combatants began the attack on March 24, causing the collapse of a coastal town. Five days later, the Islamic State (IS) organization asked the insurgent Ahlu Sunna wal Jamaa (also known as “Ansar Al-Sunna” or more simply “Al-Chabab” (“young people”)) to operate in Palma, and then Praised this group in weekly publications, Al-Naba.
The Chaba can then withdraw from Palma, and it turns out that their military actions can surprise the Mozambican government and threaten a huge natural gas project, which is still under construction on the Afungi Peninsula under Total Group. On Wednesday, April 7th, President Filipe Nyusi confirmed that the rebels had withdrawn from the city of Palma without demanding victory.
A few days after the Chabab attack, the Total Group announced that although the location of the gas project was not targeted, the organization had withdrawn all personnel.Sources close to the case ensure the composition of the lawsuit “Shock” The power of Mozambique, then add: “We hope this will be beneficial.” Mozambican security forces fought on January 1 after the first attack not far from Afungi.Yes In January, to secure a protected area within a 25-km radius around the natural gas project. This ambition did not take into account the residents living in this area of Cabo Delgado Province, but it still had no effect.
The attack on Chabab also seems to be at the right time to support the U.S. State Department’s decision to classify Chabab in March-in the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Mozambique” (“ISIS-Mozambique” »)-on the list of foreign terrorist organizations in. Two forms of analytical conflict: Either the U.S. decision expands the scope of the rural local movement, or it serves the propaganda of ISIS strategists. Or on the contrary, this is evidence that its importance has been underestimated so far.
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