Gauging an Emerging Jihadist Threat in Mozambique
Jun 19, 2018 | 09:45 GMT
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- Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Hamo could pose an increased threat to energy companies, as well as aid and development organizations, that are active in northern Mozambique.
- Effective security measures will likely suffice to protect energy installations in the area, but the group could pose a danger to softer targets such as NGOs and locals.
- In spite of some well-publicized attacks in areas that are critical to Mozambique's economic development, Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Hamo does not yet have the capacity to pose a threat to hard targets. The group also lacks support from any transnational jihadist organizations.