Disturbing new images show the aftermath of a bloody attack by ISIS terrorists in the African country of Mozambique last month.
One image released by Sky News Monday shows a fire burning in the strategic northern city of Palma. Others show bed linen and other items arranged on the ground spelled “HELP” and “HELP”. “SOS” so that the rescue helicopters can be seen.
Still, others showed overturned and damaged cars that appeared to have been ambushed as their passengers made a desperate escape.
The BBC reported Monday, citing the Mozambican army, that Palma had been reclaimed and a “significant” number of terrorists had been killed.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the March 24 attacks, according to an investigation by extremist group SITE.Their claims alleged that the Islamic State province in Central Africa controlled Palmas banks, government offices, factories and military camps and killed more than 55. People including the Mozambican army, Christians and foreigners died.
Meanwhile, the director of the Dyck Advisory Group, a private military company that was contracted by Mozambique police to help fight the rebels, explained: “Street fighting in pocket across town”;
“My guys are up in the air and they get involved with a lot of small groups, and they get involved with a pretty big one,” Dyck told the Associated Press last week. Two or three were injured. … In addition, we have finally helped countless 220 trapped people. ”
Dyck added that his fighters explained: “The truck driver brought the ration to Palma, their corpses beside the truck. Their heads were off “
Survivors say they have seen heavily armed terrorists invade cities in striking uniforms with a red scarf around their heads.
“I’m running to save lives … They come from every street,” 52-year-old survivor Luisa Jose told Reuters.
Palma, a town about 70,000 less than 20 miles from the Tanzania border, is located near the oil and gas fields run by French energy company Total Sky News, reportedly the site was passed on to. Soldiers while Total Officers were evacuated from the area.
Cabo Delgado, the province where Palma sits, has been a focal point of the Islamist insurgency since 2017, and observers fear the latest attack is a sign of terrorist ambitions to spread the formation. Unrest across the country