Attacks by Islamist militants in the Cabo Delgado area of northern Mozambique have declined due to the death of the chief of operations this week.Commander Eugênio Ussene Mussa presumed to have died of Covid-19, but the cause of death was not announced officially.
Jihadists calling themselves al-Shabab have been attacking Cabo Delgado province since 2017, but violence escalated last year. At least 2,500 have been killed and more than half a million people have been displaced over the three-year period.
The government has touted its recent success, especially as it has been dealing with at least 800 strikes by jihadists in the past year alone.
Insurgent activity remained low in Cabo Delgado last week, while actions by government forces and their allies appeared to increase,” Attacks wane, as militants begin to run out of supplies. Government correspondent.