Tunisia says Libya attack aimed to set up ISIL 'emirate'

Tunisia has said that the aim of the border attack was a deliberate attempt to set up a ISIL "emirate"

Tunisia says Libya attack aimed to set up ISIL 'emirate'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said jihadists who carried out a deadly attack Monday on a town near the Libyan border had planned to establish an "emirate" of ISIL.

"The purpose of the attack was to disrupt the security situation in our country and establish a ISIL emirate in Ben Guerdane," he said, using an Arabic acronym for ISIL.

"But thanks to all the efforts, to the cooperation between our national army and our internal security forces, the reaction was strong and fast," said Essid.

 

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