A statement from the US embassy in Maputo said on March 15 that the FATM, a maritime component of the Mozambican security forces, was receiving training from US special operations forces. The US Embassy in JCED, a two-month joint integrated exchange training program, said the Mozambican Navy will benefit from the experience and knowledge of US special forces to enhance counter-terrorism capabilities.
Mozambique is fighting in its province of Kabo Delgado, where Islamist militants have displaced 670,000 and killed 2,000 more. The Islamists also took control of villages and towns, including the port of Mozambique da Priya. Cabo Delcato is home to major oil and gas developments from marine inventions.
The US report states: “The United States prioritizes engaging with civil society in respect for human rights, public safety and all security assistance. The United States is committed to supporting Mozambique with a pluralistic and holistic approach to preventing and preventing the spread of terrorism and violent extremism. This approach refers to socio-economic development issues and the security situation. Civil defense, human rights and social commitment are central to US cooperation and the basis for effective resistance to the Islamic State in Mozambique. ” Security web. In addition to training, the US government has been providing medical and communication equipment to FADM.
Last week, the United States listed Islamic extremist groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique as foreign terrorist organizations for open links with the Islamic State; The United States calls these groups ISIS-DRC and ISID-Mozambique.
Allied Democratic Forces and its leader Seka Musa Paluku and Mozambique’s Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama and leader Abu Yasser Hassan have been named “global terrorists.” Positions prevent travel to the United States, freeze U.S.-related assets, prohibit Americans from doing business with them, and make it a crime to provide support or resources to movements.
Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama, also known as al-Shabab in Mozambique, launched its first attack in 2017. The militants, who were initially known for beheading, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in 2019 and increased attacks on size and frequency.