Skip to comments.Russian mercenaries are beheaded by ISIS-linked Islamists in Mozambique
Posted on 11/02/2019 4:31:52 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
Seven Russian mercenaries have been killed by ISIS-linked militants in Mozambique - including four who were shot and then beheaded.
The Russians, fighting for the shadowy state-affiliated Wagner Group, were killed in two separate attacks last month, according to sources in the Mozambique military.
Both attacks were ambushes in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado state, where ISIS first announced its presence in June this year.
Russia has been supplying arms and military equipment to Mozambique to help in its fight against Islamist insurgent groups since signing a pact in early January 2017.
However, the deal did not stipulate the supply of fighters and as recently as October 8 Moscow denied it had any troops stationed in the country. Russia has been providing military support to Mozambique to fight local Islamist groups since 2017, but as recently as October this year denied having any troops in the country
Wagner fighters are not technically Russian soldiers as they are employed by a private company and not the state, but the firm's owner Yevgeny Prigozhin has close links to Putin and Wagner is also known to recruit from Russia's GRU.
Until this year they had largely been fighting against a local Islamist group called Ansar al Sunnah, which is trying to depose the government and establish an Islamist state in its place.
The group is known locally as al-Shabaab, but has no ties with the Somali terror group of the same name, and few known links with any group outside the country.
ISIS first announced its presence in Mozmbique in June in a statement released by its Central Africa Province group, which is also active in the DRC. ...
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Russians don’t play nice when this stuff happens...
Stand by Faisil .
Between Syria and Mozambique, the Wagner group is behind in recruiting new mercenaries.
The USSR sponsored all the crap in Southern Africa in the 60’s/70’s. They have had their fingers in that pie for a long time. China has recently been engaged there. Islamists as well. Interesting situation. Glad to be out of there. It is a MESS!!
Any human belonging to an organization with a name that starts with “Al” should be precluded from using oxygen. Putin should lay waste to that land.
Moscow is not amused. There will be blood.
Happened last month. Hoping Al-Bs demise weakens them everywhere.
[According to the most recent census conducted by the National Institute of Statistics in 2007, 56.1% of the population of Mozambique were Christian, 17.9% were Muslim (mainly Sunni), 18.7% had no religion, and 7.3% adhered to other beliefs. These figures need to be used with caution, especially those for the population that is categorised as having no religion, a significant section of whom is likely to practice traditional animist beliefs.]
Russians were found in Freezers in Libya
[China has recently been engaged there.]
Indeed the Soviets did. Where did all those Kalashnikovs come from? But the Chinese are only there for the natural resources. They don’t care to colonize. But they do need stability to grab their stuff. Watch for them to quietly support the return of white farmers to Rhodesia. The miners need a stable food supply.
Used to be a former Portuguese colony. Portugal gave it up with Angola when the dictatorship fell in the 1974 Carnation Revolution.
SOMEBODY just screwed the pooch.
I can get behind DJT calling Putin and proposing an Islamic liquidation partnership to be tested in Mozambique. Xe and Wagner, no bag limit and everything done outside of the prying eyes of the press.
American Green Berets were ambushed and slaughtered in Niger by Boko Haram and we did NOTHING. Benghazi was also such a slaughter. America is the Paper Tiger.
that’s why i said russians don’t play nice when this stuff happens...
americans need to exact vengeance when wronged. and hit them hard.
Any human belonging to an organization with a name that starts with Al should be precluded from using oxygen. Putin should lay waste to that land.
And have Linda Graham’s panties waded up? Even Putin doesn’t want to listen to that!
He's not going to do that. Here's what going to happen:
Putin (or one of his subordinates) will ask for talks. But at the same time, the ISIS militant's wives or children will be killed. While the Russians are talking "peace" with the militants, the bodies of their wives and kids will be presented to them as well. The militants will immediately surrender on the spot.
I bet all those South African farmers who moved to Mozambique are paying attention to this. Maybe they should hire some Chicom guards instead of Rooskies.
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