Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo/Ansar al-Sunna (Shabaab) - Mozambique

Area of Operations: Mocimboa da PraiaThe al Shabaab sect is an Islamic Religious Sect mainly active in the area of Mocimboa da Praia in the Cabo Delgado region, formed in 2015. The sect has two makeshift mosques in the Nanduadue neighbourhood. Training CampsThere are two types of training camps:Internal: in the Mocímboa district, specifically in the gardens of the houses of the leaders of the group, and in Montepuez.Externally: Tanzania (Kibiti) and in the region of the Great Lakes. Training was conducted by military personnel. They were contracted by al Shabaab networks in Tanzania, Kenya, and Somalia. They trained those recruits who left Mocímboa and came to these neighboring countries. These trainers received monetary compensation. IdeologyAccording to residents from the neighbourhood the sect seeks to establish an Islamic State. Interviews with residents revealed that the leader of the sect seeks to replace government structures with institutions based on…

Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo/Ansar al-Sunna (Shabaab) - Mozambique, also known as Shabaab is an active group formed c. 2015.
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