New guerrilla tactics could lead to regional instability

The intensity of the guerrilla war waged by Islamic State-linked rebels in gas-rich Cabo Delgado has begun to adversely affect South African businesses in Mozambique, and the move south has raised fears of regional instability in the South African region. Development Community (SADC), security experts and military warn. The escalation of the conflict was exacerbated by new military tactics used by extremists who regrouped to carry out effective attacks on a smaller scale, according to Willem Els, senior fellow at the Institute for Security Studies, and Jasmine Opperman, an analyst at the Armed Conflict Location and Events Data Project. cells. ALSO READ: …