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Tunisia to construct “anti-Terrorism” wall with Libya

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The Tunisian government has revealed its plans to construct an “anti-terrorism” wall along its border with Libya, in order to control the movement and threats of jihadist militants.

The wall is believed to stretch 160km inland from the coast. The Tunisian authorities hope that the wall will be fully constructed and finished by the end of 2015, according to the Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid.

It is alleged by the Tunisian government that the attacker, Seifeddine Rezgui, had received training from Ansa Al-Sharia group in Libya, notwithstanding that Islamic State affiliates have said that they were behind the attacks.

The Tunisian authorities also believe that Rezgui who is responsible for killing 38 people on a beach resort in Sousse and the two attackers on the museum in Tunis had received training in Libya by jihadist militants.

Security in Tunisia has already been tightened after the Sousse attack, in which 38 European nationals lost their lives, the government has deployed more than 1,400 armed officers at hotels and beaches.

The Tunisian authorities have declared a state of emergency following the Sousse attack. Sources state that the Tunisian army will build the wall, and that the wall will have multiple checkpoints and surveillance centres along the wall.