Tunisia security forces warn of returning jihadis

Tunisians demonstrate outside parliament in Tunis on December 24, against allowing Tunisians who joined the ranks of jihadist groups to return to the countryTunisia’s security forces called on the government Sunday to take “exceptional measures” to combat the return of jihadists fighting for extremist groups abroad. Tunisia has witnessed a wave of jihadist attacks since its 2011 revolution, including on foreign tourists, and the United Nations estimates that their are more than 5,000 Tunisians fighting for extremist outfits, mainly in Iraq and Syria. “The return of terrorists from hotbeds of unrest in Tunisia is worrying and could lead to the Somalisation of the country,” said a statement from the internal security forces’ national union.

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