MIL-OSI Europe: AFRICA/MOZAMBIQUE – Cabo Delgado: Military actions are beginning to bear fruit, but there are fears that the jihadists will move to other areas

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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: AFRICA/MOZAMBIQUE – Cabo Delgado: Military actions are beginning to bear fruit, but there are fears that the jihadists will move to other areas

Cabo Delgado – The efforts of the Mozambican government, in collaboration with Rwandan soldiers and soldiers stationed in the country by the countries of the Southern African Development Community , to regain control of the terrorist-occupied areas in Cabo Delgado province are beginning to bear fruit. However, the situation remains a matter of great concern to the local population, who struggle, after months of fear, to return to their homes. Meanwhile, it is feared that the jihadists who were displaced from the previously occupied territories will move to other areas and widen the conflict that has displaced around a million people and killed thousands. The spokesman for the diocese of Pemba, Father Fonseca Kwiriwi, a religious of the Passionists told Fides about the new atmosphere and the ongoing problems in the tortured province of Cabo Delgado: “In general, the situation in Cabo Delgado and in the liberated areas is calm. Unfortunately, however, the attacks are not over, they continue in particular in smaller villages, in areas with low population numbers. Smaller villages are constantly being attacked and people continue to live in fear. I recently visited some of the areas occupied by terrorists, such as Mocimboa da Praia and some areas in the Mbaú area. These are areas that were under the total control of the terrorists; these two areas in particular are still considered difficult to access and are only accessible to the military and it is still impossible to return. It is an area with dense bushes that is currently not considered free and ready to welcome the population”.

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