In addition to overrunning three Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) bases, SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) forces rescued eight women and five children believed to have been abducted late last month as well as confiscating a significant amount of weaponry.
The bases north of Lake Nguri and River Muera in the Macomia district of Cabo Delgado were taken by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) force late last month.
Search and seizure of arms caches brought to light RPG-7 launchers, 60 mm mortars, PKM machineguns and AK-47 assault rifles among other. All weapons and ammunition was removed to a place of safety.
SAMIM spokesperson Major Nathalie Mfaladi said the multi-national force “continues to dominate and pursue insurgents in the area as they have now been dislodged from their main bases south of the Messalo River and are fleeing north of the river where there are other suspected bases”.
“SAMIM forces support the government of Mozambique with Rwanda Security Forces to create conditions necessary for a return to normal life in Cabo Delgado as it pursues insurgents,” according to a statement which reassures Mozambicans of “a collective commitment to a peaceful, stable and secure Cabo Delgado and Mozambique”.
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