Govt Accuses Militia of Plotting Assassinations

The Tunisian government has accused the Islamic militia Ansar al-Sharia of plotting to kill more than a dozen leading figures in the country. The accusation comes days after it declared the group a terrorist organization.

Photo: La Presse

Protesters calls for Sharia law (file photo).

  • Tunisia:  'Ansar Al-Sharia' Branded As Terrorist Organisation - Larayedh

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 27 August 2013

    Interim Prime Minister Ali Larayedh, on Tuesday, branded the Ansar Al-Sharia movement as a "terrorist organisation," saying it was behind terrorist attacks in Tunisia as well as ... read more »

  • Tunisia:  'Ansar Al-Sharia' Involved in Terrorist Attacks in Tunisia and Assassination of Belaid and Brahmi

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 27 August 2013

    Interim Prime Minister Ali Larayedh spoke of the "established involvement" of Ansar Chariaa in recent terrorist acts and political assassinations in Tunisia, branding it as a ... read more »

  • Tunisia:  Tunisia Declares War On Terrorism

    Magharebia, 6 August 2013

    Jebel Chaambi in Kasserine province is no longer the only theatre of operations. read more »

  • Tunisia:  Terrorism Divided Tunisians - Ben Jeddou

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 5 August 2013

    "When a country is hit by terrorism all citizens close ranks, except in Tunisia, terrorism divides," Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou regretted on Sunday. read more »

  • Tunisia:  Bombing Fears Grip Tunisia

    Magharebia, 29 July 2013

    The murder of leftist Tunisian political leader Mohamed Brahmi on Thursday (July 25th) has sparked fears that the country could soon witness bombings and other attacks by ... read more »

  • Tunisia:  Tunisia Buries Slain Politician

    Magharebia, 28 July 2013

    At least one demonstrator was killed in protests across Tunisia on Saturday (July 27th) as the country lay to rest slain opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi, AFP reported. read more »

  • Tunisia:  Ansar Al-Sharia Leader Sparks Ramadan Row in Tunisia

    Magharebia, 19 July 2013

    On the first night of Ramadan, the leader of Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia issued a statement filled with threats rather than good wishes. read more »

  • Tunisia:  Terror Nexus Threatens Tunisia (interview)

    Magharebia, 28 June 2013

    Terrorism is a new phenomenon in Tunisia. With a notorious political assassination, weapons caches in the desert, armed extremists setting up camp in the remote border forests and ... read more »

  • Tunisia:  Jebel Chaambi Terrorists Claim More Lives

    Magharebia, 7 June 2013

    Two Tunisian army officers were killed Thursday (June 6th) in the Jebel Chaambi region, the defence ministry confirmed, calling it "a serious development". read more »

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