Tunisia fears returning jihadists

Vehicles wait near the Tunisian customs post at the border crossing with Libya in March 2016 after it was reopened after a two-week closure in response to a deadly jihadist attack on a town near the frontierFears are mounting in Tunisia that the return of jihadists from foreign battlefields could destabilise a country already reeling from a wave of attacks since its 2011 revolution. The rampage was claimed by the Islamic State group in a video showing Anis Amri pledging allegiance to IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Days later Tunisia said it had arrested Amri’s nephew and two others it said were linked to the Berlin attack suspect but not to the assault itself.

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