Tunisia: Government to Deal With Ansar Al-Sharia As Illegal Organisation - Larayedh

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Police clash with Ansar Al-Sharia supporters.

Doha — "The Government will deal with Ansar al-Sharia as an illegal organisation that has committed acts of violence and has ties to terrorism," said Interim Prime Minister Ali Larayedh who is on a working visit to Qatar.

He also indicated that the government will not authorise the holding of the congress of the Salafist group.

In an interview with "Al Jazeera," Larayedh pointed up that he had directed to forbid negotiations with "Ansar al-Sharia."

"Abu Iyadh, the head of this movement, is involved in many affairs, including terrorism, and is wanted by security forces," the PM further said.

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