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In 2004, two US Navy personnel and one member of the Coast Guard were killed in a blast while attempting to board a boat near the Khawr Al Amaya oil terminal off Basra.

ISIS Expansion in Mozambique Increases Terrorist Group’s Threat

Large-scale terrorist attacks similar to those perpetrated against the United States on September 11, 2001, have since declined, leading perhaps to a sense of complacency among Western countries that..

Mozambique insurgency: focus on criminality at sea

The insurgency in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique has been placed firmly in the international spotlight since radicals linked to Islamic State launched their audacious attack on the town of..

Eastern Sabah Security Zone curfew extended

TAWAU: The curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone), which ended on the 16th December IS now extended to Dec 31.

Militant Maritime Operations Along Africa's Eastern Coast

In March, two speedboats piloted by members of Ahlu-Sunna Wa-Jama (ASWJ) — a Mozambican terrorist group — reached the port city of Mocímboa da Praia in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province. As..

Western Indian Ocean: Where trouble on land spells danger at sea

Off the coast of South Africa piracy and smuggling are already a menace. Add a budding Islamist insurgency, and far-reaching implications may follow. South Africa may be facing an unholy mix of..

Suspected Insurgent Encroachment, Nhonge Island

Reporting suggests that the IS-affiliated terrorist organisation Ansar al-Sunna has moved units to the islands of 'Ilha Mionge/Nhonge', off the coast of Mozambique. Unconfirmed reporting has also..

Maritime security can help resolve the Mozambique insurgency

Content first published by the Institute for Security Studies, authored by Timothy Walker, Senior Researcher and Maritime Project Leader, ISS Pretoria.