SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 26 September 2022, Monday |

Tunisia says it has dismantled 150 militant cells in past 6 months

Tunisian police have dismantled approximately 150 militant cells in the last six months, according to a National Guard spokesman on Saturday.

He went on to say that some of the foreign militants detained were planning to join “Jond Kilafha,” a group affiliated with the Islamic State in Libya and the mountains along the Tunisian-Algerian border.

“Attacks on neighboring countries were foiled, and a cell plotting to stab the interior minister in the country’s south was dismantled,” Houssem Eddine Jbebli told reporters.

The North African nation has been under a state of emergency since 2015, after an assault in which a number of presidential guards were killed.

Tunisian security forces have thwarted most militant plots in recent years and have become more efficient at responding to those attacks that do occur.

    Source:
  • Reuters