Progress against terrorism in Tunisia

Tunisia making progress against terror – PM

2013-05-23 14:10

Tunis – Prime Minister Ali Larayedh said on Thursday that Tunisia is making progress in its bid to dismantle “terrorist” cells despite the presence in the country of armed groups and recent clashes with Islamists.

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Tunisia-making-progress-against-terror-PM-20130523

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Standoff of banned congress in two towns Tunisia

Analysis: Crackdown on radical Islamists tests Tunisia’s stability

TUNIS | Thu May 23, 2013 1:15am EDT

(Reuters) – For the first time since the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, relations between mainstream Islamists in government and radical Salafist Muslim activists have reached breaking point, sparking deadly clashes in two Tunisian cities.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/23/us-tunisia-salafists-analysis-idUSBRE94M05R20130523?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Political parties of Tunisia reject violence in national dialogue

Tunisia national dialogue rejects violence

Participants in Tunisia’s second national dialogue condemned all forms of post-revolution violence, stressing that only the state had the right to use force.

Unlike the first round of talks last October, the meeting that wrapped up on Thursday (May 16th) involved all Tunisian political parties.

http://magharebia.com/en_GB/articles/awi/features/2013/05/21/feature-01

The Clash between the Tunisian police and the Salafists

Tunisian police clash with Salafists over banning of annual congress

Security forces and hardline Islamists fought street battles in Tunis on Sunday, with one protester killed and 15 policemen wounded, after the authorities banned the Salafists from staging their annual congress.

3:10AM BST 20 May 2013

The confrontations infuriated moderate Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh, who for the first time linked the Salafist Ansar al-Sharia group which is considered close to al-Qaeda to “terrorism”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/tunisia/10067827/Tunisian-police-clash-with-Salafists-over-banning-of-annual-congress.html

Ansar al-Sharia clashes in Tunisia at congress ban

Tunisian police clash with Islamists over banned rally

TUNIS | Sun May 19, 2013 10:55am EDT

[Excerpt]  In Kairouan, where tens of thousands of members of Ansar al-Sharia had been expected to attend the planned rally on Sunday, the group’s supporters threw stones at police, who fired teargas in response.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/19/us-tunisia-islamists-idUSBRE94I04K20130519?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews