Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
3 minute read
29 Mar 2021
5:00 am

Dyck Group, previously vilified, now heroes of Moz ‘war’

Brendan Seery

Pilots and operators from a South African-based private military company have rescued scores of people from advancing Islamic insurgents.

File picture. Displaced women meet on December 11, 2020 at the Centro Agrrio de Napala where hundreds of displaced arrived in recent months are sheltered, fleeing attacks by armed insurgents in different areas of the province of Cabo Delgado, in northern Mozambique. (Photo by Alfredo Zuniga / AFP)

Pilots, military operators and technicians from a South African-based private military company have emerged as the heroes of the ongoing slaughter in Northern Mozambique, rescuing scores of locals and expatriates from advancing insurgents. Taking ground fire from the insurgents and dealing with a critical lack of aviation fuel, helicopters from the Dyck Advisory Group (DAG) uplifted people from the town of Palma and surrounds in five days of brutal assaults by insurgents. DAG choppers, firing from the air, helped turn away a number of attacks and managed to secure a perimeter around a hotel in the town, allowing many people...