Terrorists in Mozambique recruit deserters and demobilized from the armed forces
The terrorist groups that sow violence in northern Mozambique are being strengthened with the entry of new elements. Most of them are young people who have gone through the armed forces or who, in combat, choose to desert.
The information is advanced today by the newspaper Carta, which cites sources of Mozambican “intelligence”, who lead operations in the province of Cabo Delgado. According to them, terrorist groups are “increasingly powerful” as they are recruiting young people who have received “basic military training and who, after the two years of the ‘compliance’ period have expired, have chosen to demobilize”.
The same newspaper maintains that discontent within the Armed Forces of Defense of Mozambique (FADM), caused by poor management of military logistics (food and equipment), arbitrary arrests, lack of personnel change and non-payment of subsidies, has been another factor taken advantage of by the terrorists, who enlist some military personnel who are in the northern operational theater. This situation supports the high number of deserters.
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