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Mozambique, South Africa strengthens its presence in the anti-ISCAP SAMIM mission

South Africa strengthens its presence in the anti-ISCAP SAMIM mission in Mozambique. Combat Team Alpha (CTA) with armored vehicles, special forces and an airlift component deployed in Cabo Delgado. An ad hoc base in Macomia is also under construction

South Africa strengthens its presence in Mozambique by sending Combat Team Alpha (CTA) to Cabo Delgado and opening a base in Macomia. The contingent of Operation Vikela consists of two infantry battalions and one of paratroopers, who will be part of the SADC SAMIM mission in the African country. The military, which could reach up to 1,200, will be deployed in the new infrastructure, which is nearing completion. In addition, there will be some special forces detachments for both land and sea activities. Together with them there will be between 60 and 80 armored vehicles for the transport of Casspir troops plus an airlift component guaranteed by helicopters. Objective: to increase the activities to combat ISCAP’s pro-ISIS jihadists in the region, with a particular focus on the coastal area. The innermost quadrant, in fact, is the responsibility of the Rwandan troops.

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