ISCAIn 2019, Shabaab cult, the loosely nit band of individual cells, pledged to Islamic State's central African franchise Wilayat Wasat Ifriqiyah (ISCA) operated out of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The relationship between Islamic State and Shabab cult remains unclear: is it a take over (like the IS territories) or a partnership. Since that time, Shabaab cult ranks have swelled to 4,500 members, with less than half armed. Arguably the Shabaab Cult branch of ISCA have been the most successful. In August 2020, ISCA took complete control of Mocimboa da Praia Port city and has remained for the past two months in control, even managing to attack off shore islands from their new base. ISCA ihas been increasingly taking predominant role in defining who the enemy is and positing Mozambique as a new front in the global jihad. It is important to note that ISCA is not engaging/ encouraging in low-level…
Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo/Ansar al-Sunna (Shabaab Cult) ' Islamic State Central Africa (Wilayat Wasat Ifriqiyah / ISCA) - Mozambique & DRC
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