31 July 2014

Tunisia: Some 221 Persons Involved in Terrorist Cases Arrested

Tunis — The crisis cell in charge of following-up the security situation in the country examined, Thursday in Kasbah, the implementation of the decisions adopted in this field, including the arrest of 221 persons involved in terrorist cases and 53 persons among those who celebrated the death of the soldiers in mount Chaambi.

As regards the situation in mosques, the meeting allowed to note that the Religious Affairs Ministry resumed its authorities over six mosques. Neutrality was also guaranteed, by the public forces, in 22 other mosques. The Prime Minister requested the Religious Affairs Ministry to re-establish its authority, in the shortest terms, over the mosques which are not under its control and appoint religious executives, a statement of the Prime Ministry specifies.

Besides, the crisis cell commended the quality of action of the security forces during Eid El Fitr. The Security forces, who did not enjoy holidays during Eid El Fitr, managed to thwart attempts of attacks and assassination by boosting security on the level of the entries and exits of cities as well as the road networks, the statement specifies.

The crisis cell commended, in this connection, the efforts exerted by the security forces and the army.

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