Body that matches the description of Missing Englishman It was discovered during a terrorist attack in Mozambique, his family said.
Philip Mour, a contractor for Dubai-based company RA International, joined the car convoy on Friday afternoon. Siege for a few days Of a hotel in the town of Parma.
“Although formal identification has not yet been completed, we have found a man’s body that matches Philip’s description. To determine if the body is Philip’s body, formal identification We found that a confirmation process was needed, “his family said in a statement issued by RA.
“Philip seems to have died while trying to escape the IS-linked siege of the Amarula Hotel near Palma.”
“Philip was a vibrant, extroverted character who had something of an adorable villain about him. He had a great sense of humor and wanted to find a humorous view in the most difficult situations. I was able to rely on, “the family added.
The Telegraph understands that the body was found in a destroyed vehicle by a helicopter pilot of the Dyke Advisory Group, a South African mercenary company hired by the Mozambican government to fight armed groups, on Monday night.
The mercenary was unable to retrieve the body, but noted the location and returned the next day to cut it out of the vehicle and return it to the local capital, Pemba.
The body was then handed over to three suspected SAS soldiers sent from London to search for Mr. Mauer.
Muslim militants struck Parma on Wednesday afternoon, attacking locals and looting homes and shops.
Mawer worked as Mozambique Country Manager at RA International, which is based in Dubai and provides expatriates with living quarters and other logistics.
He is an experienced operator in a hostile environment and previously worked in Somalia, Sierra Leone, Algeria, Afghanistan and Yemen.
He was in Palma and built a camp for workers on a vast new natural gas reduction project, said to be Africa’s largest, built by the French company Total.
Mr. Mauer was one of about 190 locals and expatriates who evacuated to the premises of the Amarula Hotel when terrorists rampaged around the town on Wednesday.
However, when sea rescue attempts were thwarted by militants on a nearby beach, the group realized they were trapped themselves.
By Friday afternoon, only a handful of people were rescued from the premises by helicopter, and about 100 people chose to take a break rather than risk a runaway.
Their fleet fired as soon as it left the site. Of the 17 vehicles that occurred on Friday afternoon, only 7 are known to have arrived safely.
It is still unknown how many people were killed in the attack on Parma. In addition to Mr. Mauer, RA says the six local staff are also unexplained.
The Mozambique army, backed by a DAG helicopter, was still trying to secure the town and its surroundings on Thursday.
Lionel Dyck, founder of the DAG, said the situation was still “fluid.”
“It’s pretty calm, but [the insurgents] I’m still there, “he told The Telegraph.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “We are deeply concerned about this latest development. We are in close contact with our families and working with the Government of Mozambique and the Metropolitan Police to confirm the details.
“We are working with the people of Mozambique against the threat of terrorism and with the government to restore peace and stability.”