Tunisia Mourns Soldiers, Seeks Answers

30 July 2013

By Nissaf Slama

The killing of eight soldiers yesterday in western Tunisia has led to calls for investigation and national solidarity from Tunisian political leaders, and heightened tensions among Tunisians living near the scene of the attack.

Tunisia Live http://www.tunisia-live.net/2013/07/30/tunisia-mourns-soldiers-seeks-answers/

Ministry of Defense communique names the soldiers killed in Monday’s ambush on Chaambi mountain 30 July 2013. Tunisia Live

Ministry of Defense communique names the soldiers killed in Monday’s ambush on Chaambi mountain 30 July 2013. Tunisia Live

 

New developments in the Jabel Chaami

Tunisia: New arrests in campaign against militants

Published: May 31, 2013

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian police arrested six new militants this week in their battle against al-Qaida-linked extremists, including one man believed to be connected to the assassination of a leftist politician in February, the Interior Ministry announced Friday.

The arrests bring to 45 the number of militants detained on the mountainous border with Algeria since December, spokesman Mohammed Ali Aroui told reporters. Tunisia has been trying to push back a feared surge of al-Qaida-linked militants who are believed to have fled the French operation to root out extremists in northern Mali.

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Militancy in the Tunisien maghreb

Tunisia teeters as it grapples with jihadists

21 May, 2013

TUNIS, Tunisia, May 21 (UPI) — Tunisia, cradle of the Arab Reawakening in January 2011, has finally got tough with its hard-line Islamists as, like other North African states that overthrew longtime dictators, it finds itself struggling with the fallout of its groundbreaking pro-democracy uprising.

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