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Mozambique 10-18-2021 how are the Islamists financed?

The gas rich northern province of Cabo Delgado has been the scene of Islamic terrorism. The militants have staged several successful campaigns. They target locals and businesses. The French international company, Total, suspended operations in the area. Company officials said that the lack of security compelled their action. The government reported that its forces seized a large cache of narcotics from the insurgents. The drugs were recovered from buildings used and occupied by the jihadists. Security experts have long said that the militants financed their operations by drug trafficking. The militants are well armed and supplied.