Rampaging Moz militants seize SA resorts as offensive looms

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Rampaging Moz militants seize SA resorts as offensive looms

These islands are now under siege as insurgents cut off vital supply roads to international gas firms’ facilities

Senior reporter

In a series of deadly attacks a string of Mozambican islands, several of which are home to luxury SA tourist resorts, have been taken over by heavily armed insurgents.

Since 2017, Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo, which is believed to be supported by the Islamic State group, has been carrying out violent attacks in the country’s mineral- and gas-rich northern province of Cabo Delgado.

Last month, in a major victory, the insurgents took over the strategic port of Mocimboa da Praia...

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