ISIS terrorists carried out a series of attacks in Northern Mozambique. In that grisly attack, ISIS beheaded over 50 people. They also set fires and kidnapped women.
Those who tried to escape were taken to a sports stadium, beheaded, and then had their bodies cut up into little pieces.
ISIS is trying to establish their own country in an oil-rich region in Cabo Delgado/\.
Up to 2,000 people have been killed and about 430,000 have been left homeless in the conflict in the mainly-Muslim province.
The militants are linked to the Islamic State (IS) group, giving it a foothold in southern Africa.
The group has exploited poverty and unemployment to recruit youth in their fight to establish Islamic rule in the area.
Many locals complain that they have benefited little from the province’s ruby and gas industries.
Mozambique has become a borderline failed state, its democracy a sham, and its energy riches won’t guarantee that its security or governance will improve in the future. And Mozambique is not unique. It is an example of how rich countries say they want to improve the lives of people in poor countries, but through their failure to insist on better governance inadvertently wind up ensuring that their poverty will endure.
Mozambique ranks 146 out of 188 least corrupt countries where massive amounts of money is always seeming to disappear. ISIS is making a comeback just as Joe Biden believes he wion the presidential election.
But Mozambique is crying for help.
Mozambique’s government has appealed for international help to curb the insurgency, saying its troops need specialised training.
In April, more than 50 people were beheaded or shot dead in an attack on a village in Cabo Delgado and earlier this month, nine people were beheaded in the same province.
Human rights groups say Mozambican security forces have also carried human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrests, torture and killings, during operations to curb the insurgency.