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World Mozambique: twelve decapitated body discovered near a hotel in Palma after the jihadist attack

00:25  10 april  2021
00:25  10 april  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

Kids face "unspeakable horror" in ISIS siege in Mozambique, U.N. says

  Kids face Woman tells CBS News her husband and son had to hide in a bush with the body of her other son as they fled an onslaught in northern Mozambique.They tried to escape from the hotel and Palma, which the insurgents seized over the course of about three days, in a convoy of 17 cars. Only seven of the vehicles made it out of militant-held territory in the embattled Cabo Delgado region. Among those killed was Knox's eldest son, Adrian Nel. Her husband and her other son had to hide in bushes overnight with his body.

A mass grave containing the decapitated bodies of at least 12 people has been discovered near a hotel used by foreigners that was overrun by Islamic State militants in Mozambique . Palma , a coastal town in Mozambique 's northern Cabo Delgado province, was attacked by militants wielding machetes, assault rifles and heavy Nel and Mawer were killed when a convoy of vehicles that tried to break out of the siege of the hotel two days after the insurgents took over the town came under fire. Their bodies were recovered last week by South African mercenaries working for the Dyck Advisory Group, a small

Mass grave of decapitated bodies discovered in Mozambique . Grave discovered near a hotel used by foreigners that was overrun by Islamic State militants in March. SADC vows 'proportionate' response to Mozambique 's jihadists . Six presidents from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) held emergency talks in the Mozambican capital Maputo, two weeks after the attack

on March 24, jihadist groups have briefly occupied this city of 75,000 inhabitants

Des réfugiées de Palma, le 2 avril 2021. © Alfredo Zuniga / AFP refugees from Palma, the 2 April 2021. Terrorism - On March 24, jihadist groups have briefly occupied this city of 75,000 inhabitants

twelve decapitated decapités were discovered near the Amarula Hotel in Palma, in the north-east of Mozambique , more than two Weeks after a bloody attack Jihadist who made dozens of deaths, according to the army and a safe source. "There were 12 bodies, all beheaded, one of my men was there," said Friday at AFP Lionel Dyck, boss of a South African private military society, Dyck Advisory Group, which reinforced the Mozambican troops in the Fight against jihadists in the poor province but rich in natural gas from Cabo Delgado.

Over 5,000 Mozambique attack survivors find refuge : UN

  Over 5,000 Mozambique attack survivors find refuge : UN More than 5,000 people have reached safety outside the northern Mozambican town of Palma a week after it was besieged by jihadists, the UN said Wednesday, as thousands remained stranded. Armed militants raided the coastal town on March 24, ransacking buildings and beheading residents as thousands fled into surrounding forest. Dozens have been killed and many more are still missing in a coordinated attack seen as the biggest escalation of an Islamist insurgency that has battered Cabo Delgado province since 2017."As of yesterday afternoon there were 5,360 displaced people...

Their bodies were found near to natural gas projects in Palma , Mozambique . They are all believed to be foreigners because they are white, a commander said. Comes less than a month after innocent people were killed in Palma on March 24. But in 2017, the group starting launching attacks and became known locally as al-Shabab, although they do not have any known connection to Somalia's jihadist rebels of that name. Militants started posting photos on the encrypted messaging service Telegram posing in front of the ISIS flag and praising its then leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

A mass grave containing the decapitated bodies of at least 12 people has been discovered near a hotel used by foreigners that was overrun by Islamic State militants in Mozambique . Palma , a coastal town in Mozambique 's northern Cabo Delgado province, was attacked by militants Nel and Mawer were killed when a convoy of vehicles attempting to break out of the hotel siege two days after the insurgents took over the city came under fire. Their bodies were recovered last week by South African mercenaries who worked for the Dyck Advisory Group, a small private security company hired by the

The commander of the military operations in Palma , Chongo Vidigal, said that a team of forensic doctors went on hand to identify the bodies. "It's urgent," he said public television, "the bodies are in a state of decomposition."

an evacuation that turns to the drama

on March 24, armed groups launched a raid carefully prepared on the port city of 75,000 inhabitants, just a few kilometers from the mega-project of the French group Total on the Afungi Peninsula . About 180 people, including foreigners, went to take refuge at the Amarula Hotel, one of the main places of accommodation in the city, on the road to the airport. Assailed by the rebels, who encircled the hotel, they remained trapped for more than 48 hours.

Helicopter evacuation attempts failed under the fed rebels. On March 26 at the end of the afternoon, a car convoy evacuation turned to the drama. Barely released the hotel, the convoy fell into an ambush: seven on 17 pick-ups managed to get out of the fighting area. At least seven people were killed, more than sixty missing.

Boat carrying survivors from Mozambique militant attack on gas town arrives in Pemba

  Boat carrying survivors from Mozambique militant attack on gas town arrives in Pemba Boat carrying survivors from Mozambique militant attack on gas town arrives in PembaAid workers were at the crowded port to give food to those disembarking from the green and white ferry, while police and soldiers kept control of crowds of people excited to see their relatives rescued after the attack that began last week in Palma, the reporter said.

image captionMilitants have been battling the Mozambican army around Palma for days. Islamist militants have ambushed a convoy that was trying to rescue civilians from a hotel amid fighting in northern Mozambique , reports say. Human Rights Watch said that witnesses described seeing " bodies on the streets and residents fleeing after the fighters fired indiscriminately at people and buildings". Northern Mozambique has been torn apart by an insurgency since 2017. Militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group are behind the conflict in the predominantly Muslim region of Cabo Delgado.

South Africa has deployed troops in Mozambique following a jihadist attack on the northern town of Palma . This comes as French energy giant Total withdraws all staff from the region. The volatile security situation in Palma has forced thousands of people to flee the town. Total planned to invest billion (€16.9 billion) in a liquified natural gas plant located near Palma , but suspended construction on the site last week. The Mozambican military has claimed that the Total plant is protected, yet drone surveillance had reportedly shown that the jihadists were close to the gas site, which is located on

For more than three years, Islamist fighters terrorize this mostly Muslim province on the border with Tanzania, exercising spectacular violence, practicing rape, decapitations and floors, to mark the spirits. Officially, dozens of civilians, police and military were killed in the raid against Palma. But the real record, no doubt heavier, is not yet known.

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Southern African leaders meet in Mozambique on rebel threat .
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern African leaders are meeting in Mozambique’s capital Maputo on Thursday to discuss ways to respond to the violence by Islamic extremist rebels in the country’s northern Cabo Delgado province where thousands of people have been killed and displaced. More than 2,600 people have been killed and 670,000 displaced since the rebel insurgency started in 2017, creating a massive humanitarian crisis, according to U.N. agencies. Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, in a national address, said his government has asked for assistance from neighboring countries and other international powers, but it does not want to compromise its sovereignty.

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