Tunisian army shells mountain hideouts

Tunisian troops fired heavy artillery after spotting suspicious movements in the Mount Chaambi area on Sunday.

Tunisian army shells mountain hideouts

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tunisia's army has shelled armed groups' hideouts near the Algerian border. 

Troops fired heavy artillery after spotting suspicious movements in the Mount Chaambi area on Sunday, army spokesman Taoufiq Rahmouni told the state news agency TAP.

It was unclear if there were any casualties.

Concerns about violence are increasing as Tunisia takes its final steps to full democracy, three years after its revolution that inspired the "Arab Spring" revolts in Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Syria.

The Tunisian military have repeatedly hit Chaambi, a remote mountainous region a few kilometers (miles) from Algeria, since the start of 2013 after the groups began trying to establish a refuge base there.

Last Mod: 06 Ocak 2014, 15:26
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