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The SAMIM [SADC Mission in Mozambique] forces in support of Forcas Armadas de Defesa de Mocambique (FADM) on 14th September 2021 launched an offensive operation and captured an Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) insurgents’ stronghold base South of Messalo River in the Cabo Delgado Province.
The base is believed to be known as ‘Sheik Ibrahim Base’ and was used as a training camp by the insurgency group. During the attack, three elderly women were rescued and have since been handed over to the national authorities for identification and aftercare.
Furthermore, light and heavy weapons were also seized left behind by the insurgents. SAMIM forces also discovered a vast material of military training books and other aids to include communication devices and video content.
This capture and discovery will provide more insight on the operations of the insurgency group and provide SADC countries with information on the threat level of terrorism and extremism in the region.
SAMIM forces in support of the Government of Mozambique continue to create conditions necessary for a return to normal life in the Province of Cabo Delgado as it pursues the insurgents.
SAMIM would like to assure the people of Mozambique and SADC of a collective commitment to achieving a peaceful, stable and secure Cabo Delgado as well as the entire country of Mozambique.