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ISIS Cells Attack Army Patrol In Western Tunisia

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ISIS Cells Attack Army Patrol In Western Tunisia

A Tunisian soldier holds his position during an exercise along the frontier with Libya in Sabkeht Alyun

A Tunisian service member was injured on March 1 when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near a unit of the Tunisian military that was patrolling the Orbata mount in the western province of Gafsa.

The Arabesque news outlet said that the injured soldier was transported via a helicopter to the military hospital in the capital to receive proper medical treatment.

According to several Tunisian sources, the targeted military unite was participating in a security operation against terrorist cells who are hiding in the region.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on the patrol in a short statement released by its news agency, Amaq. The attack confirms that ISIS cells are indeed operating in the Orbata mount area.

Last year, Tunisia witnessed several terrorist attacks. On October 29, a female suicide bomber blew herself up in a patrol of the Tunisian Police in the middle of the capital injuring several people.

Tunisia has become a heartland for different terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda and ISIS, following a success of the revolution in 2011. Some of these terrorist groups even managed to establish hideouts in the western part of the country, where they remain a threat to this day.

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  • Smaug

    We all had high hopes for Tunisia after they accomplished that rarity in the Muslim world of a fair election. But infighting between many groups, not just ISIS, is causing that to break down.

    • BL

      Democracy is a scam. All scientific studies have proven that the vast majority of people think and believe based on what they have seen in the mass media. In other words whoever controls the mass media controls the outcome of elections.

      • Smaug

        You wish. Now shut up and vote.

  • Nowruz

    This is just the beginning for Tunisia. Islam and democracy are not compatible. Tunisia also harbors a bunch of wahabi terrorists. Jordan is the next country to have political uproar alonf with extremists living there.

    • BL

      Nothing is compatible with Democracy. Democracy is a scam and must be gotten rid of everywhere. It’s based on the decision of the ignorant mob.

    • You can call me Al

      So if I stated my long lasting theory that WWIII will be carried out between Christianity vs Islam – what would you say ?.

      • Nowruz

        I don’t think WW3 would be Islam vs Christianity. I think Islam will mostly fight amongst themselves through proxies, i.e extremist vs Sunni, Shia, Christianity. Iran,Russia, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and even Iraq are good examples of Christians living peacefully amongst Muslims. The problem occurs when you have extremists living those same communities. Egypt is a good example when it comes to Christians being targeted by groups afflicted with these salafi, wahbabi terrorists. Even for the Jewish community outside of Israel Turkey and Iran has the largest community and they are far the most part treated like everyday people, but of course there are those who may do something bad. But I’m sure there will be fights consisting religions. The Syrian Kurds are doing the same to Christians in Northeastern Syria.

        • You can call me Al

          Thanks for your reply.

  • Sinbad2

    This is what Americans call a sales pitch, tomorrow American/Israeli/UK arms suppliers will be offering weapons at never to be repeated prices.

    • You can call me Al

      “To you my boy, this great gun, for you my boy 1,500 US $, or pay in shekels, we give discount in shekel”.

  • H Eccles

    So… Tunisia has been added to the jew’s list for takedown..

  • You can call me Al

    Ahhhh, that is where you moved them to Yanker boys ?, to reinforce the others ?

    http://teachmideast.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/mtunis.gif

  • Sinbad2

    So why has the US deployed ISIS to Tunisia?
    Phosphate, Tunisia has phosphate, and the US wants it.
    Just another American armed holdup.