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US national arrested in Tunisia for trying enter Libya


An American national was detained in Tunisia, by an order of anti-terrorism judiciary, for joining a terrorist group and working to join the Islamic State group (IS) in Libya.

Anti-terrorism security forces arrested the defendant while trying to cross the Libyan borders.

On another side, the Tunisian Defense Minister, Farhat Al-Hershany, a German- Tunisian – Libyan project is underway to train the Libyan police and military forces. He added that the plan was inspected closely in Tunisia with the defense and foreign German ministries.

Al-Hershany asserted that his country will soon install electronic surveillance on the Tunisian – Libyan borders with the technical help from Germany and America.

He confirmed that Tunisia supports the peaceful political solution in Libya, expressing his country’s readiness to help the Government of National Accord (GNA) after its formation.