After being driven from the key northeastern towns of Palma and Mocímboa da Praia by Rwandan-led forces, Mozambique’s insurgents have dispersed westward as far as Meluco and Mueda districts, as well as the neighboring province of Niassa.
The so-called “Islamic State” (formerly ISIS) says insurgents in Mozambique are part of its “Central Africa Province”. But is the Cabo Delgado rebellion really the long arm of “ISIS”, or is it all talk?
A year after insurgents in Cabo Delgado province burst into international headlines, there still doesn’t seem to be much agreement on what the group’s name is.
A joint Rwandan-Mozambican offensive has finally driven Cabo Delgado’s insurgents from their largest controlled town, as well as many other strategic locations, but they remain a major fighting force.
Mozambique’s purportedly “Islamic State” affiliated insurgents have maintained their limited control over the past several months, but the tables may be turning with the arrival of pro-government reinforcements from Rwanda.
Insurgents in Cabo Delgado province have gradually increased their control, culminating most recently in their partial but temporary capture of Palma, a major town near the Total LNG project.
An alternate version of our free August 2020 Mozambique control map and report, now featuring a close-up map with much more detail, which also shows insurgent attack locations.
Insurgents purportedly allied with the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) have taken over a small part of northern Mozambique. An in-depth report on the insurgents’ origins and the chain of events leading to now.