Tunisian Govt Declares Salafist Group 'Illegal'

Interim Prime Minister Ali Larayedh described Ansar Al-Sharia as an illegal organisation after supporters of the Salafist group clashed with police.


Photo: La Presse

Police clash with Ansar Al-Sharia supporters.

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