Cabo Delgado insurgents rock Washington
The United States is “alarmed” by the increased capabilities of the rebel group that now controls parts of the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, writes the Washington Post in this week’s edition. And he is committed to mobilizing support to support Mozambique, because he believes that the Islamic state is in the financing of these investments. In fact, in August, Major General Dagvin Anderson, commander of Special Operations in the African Command (Africom) of the American armed forces, informed the State Department that it is the Islamic State that provides “training, education and additional resources” to Mozambican rebels .
In an article on the situation in the province of Cabo Delgado, the publication states that the situation was recently analyzed at a meeting of the Global Coalition against the Islamic State. “United States counterterrorism entities have expressed alarm about the growing number (of rebels) and their capabilities,” the military said, sources in the newspaper said.
Nathan Sales, last week’s appointed special envoy for the coalition, said the rebels are “from the point of view of terrorism a significant threat whatever their origin. It is now a committed ISIS movement that uses violence to win – and in some cases maintaining control – of territory”, added the diplomat.
The Washington Post adds that, at the recent Global Coalition against the Islamic State meeting, the possibility of helping Mozambique to fight insurgents was discussed. “Official United States officials said they were looking for partnerships with South Africa, Tanzania and others States in the region to try to help Mozambique fight the group and prevent militants from gaining a greater presence in the area, ”writes the Washington Post.
Coalition members held a virtual meeting last week to discuss the fight against Islamic States around the world, but few details have been revealed. However, this is not the first time that the United States has expressed concern about the growing capabilities of the rebels operating in Cabo Delgado. In August, Major General Dagvin Anderson, commander of Special Operations in the African Command (Africom) of the American armed forces, informed the State Department that it is the Islamic State that provides “training, education and additional resources” to Mozambican rebels.