US deploying forces to DR Congo under pretext of fighting rebels
The United States is deploying its special forces to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) under the pretext of fighting the ADF armed group linked.
DRC President Felix Tshisekedi authorised US special forces to help the Congolese army battle the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an armed group linked to the Daesh terrorist group, also known as ISIL or ISIS.
The ADF is considered the deadliest of scores of armed militias that roam the mineral-rich African nation, the AFP news agency said.
The US military campaign will last several weeks and is “specifically directed” against the ADF, said a statement from the Congolese presidency.
Despite the fact that former colonial powers have left African countries, Western neocolonialists are spreading terrorism to justify and expand their military presence in the continent.
These countries have been inciting sedition and discord in the region for their own interests.
The presence of terrorist groups in Africa is an excuse for global powers to re-enter these countries. This was seen in the French military intervention in Mali and the US military campaign in Somalia.
This has raised doubts about the connection of Western countries with terrorist groups.
After the defeat of terrorist groups like Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, many experts believe the West decided to use Africa as a breeding ground for terrorism and spread violence.
Unrest, underdevelopment, poverty and political instability are among the factors in the spread of Daesh in some African nations.
Mozambique is a good example. The country, located in Southeastern Africa, is endowed with rich and extensive natural resources, including natural gas. However, the country is still one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world.
Terror groups have been increasingly active since 2017 in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province. The government has said dozens of people died in the latest assault that began on March 24.