Islamic State Holds Hundreds Captive in Mozambique Hotel: “Almost the entire town was destroyed; many people are dead”

We were practically jihad free during the Trump era. With the Democrat party of terror in power, jihad’s a-poppin.

You won’t see this in the legacy media – just as they stopped talking about the Boulder jihad mass murder once the shooter was identified…….

Muslims affiliated with the Islamic State group have raided villages and towns across the province, causing nearly 700,000 to flee their homes. The violence has left at least 2,600 people dead, half of them civilians, according to the US-based data collecting agency Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED).

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Over 180 people trapped by ISIS-linked forces in Mozambique hotel

“Almost the entire town was destroyed; many people are dead,” a worker at the LNG gas project site told AFP in a phone call.

By Idan Zonshine, Reuters, March 27, 2021:

Islamist insurgents with reported ties to ISIS have trapped over 180 people – including foreign citizens – inside the Amarula Palma Hotel, killing “several people,” as fighting raged for a third straight day around a gas hub town in northern Mozambique, AFP reported on Saturday morning.

The government said security forces were working to restore order in Palma, which is adjacent to gas projects worth $60 billion led by companies including Total, after it came under a three-pronged attack on Wednesday.

“Almost the entire town was destroyed. Many people are dead,” a worker at the LNG gas project site said in a phone call with the news agency.

“As locals fled to the bush, workers from LNG companies, including foreigners, took refuge in hotel Amarula where they are waiting to be rescued,” the worker told AFP, asking not to be named.

Another energy worker said he witnessed helicopters flying over the hotel earlier on Friday trying to find “a corridor to rescue the approximately 180 people trapped in the hotel.”
“But until nightfall, many people remained on the premises while militants tried to advance towards the hotel,” he said.

The attack, in a province that has since 2017 been targeted by Islamist insurgents with links to Islamic State, began hours after the French oil major said it would resume work on the project after halting it for security reasons.

“Several witnesses told Human Rights Watch that they saw bodies on the streets and residents fleeing after the Al-Shabab fighters fired indiscriminately at people and buildings,” the rights group said in a statement on Friday.

The assault was the first significant one on Palma, which hosts several international companies looking to cash in on one of the biggest gas finds in a decade.

Total had suspended activities at the site in January due to safety issues, and requested that the government create a 25-kilometer (15-mile) “special security area” around it as a condition for returning. Palma falls within that zone.

The government said it had no information about casualties or damage as communications to the town have been cut.

Helicopters contracted by the government provided air support as small groups of people fled by road, according to the security source who was involved in the operation to secure Palma.
Total had no immediate comment regarding the impact of the attack on its operations.

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