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Tunisia arrested thousands of potential terrorists in 2017 - Interior Minister

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Tunis, Tunisia, January 30 (Infosplusgabon) - Tunisia's Interior minister, Loffi Brahem, has revealed that the North African country arrested 29,495 youths who had planned to travel to fight in some trouble spots in the world last year.

 

Speaking on Monday evening to the Security and Defence Commission of the House of Representatives he said 188 "terrorist" rings, 58 support rings and 124 recruitment rings were dismantled by the Tunisian security services.

 

According to the minister, 2017 was marked by significant security stability and a drop in "terrorist" acts, thanks to the preventive operations that enabled to dismantle "terrorist" rings and to prevent their expansion.

 

The Tunisian security authorities also arrested 8,838 illegal migrants and seized 41 small boats, 140 fishing boats and 4 ships, added the Interior minister.

 

FIN/INFOSPLUSGABON/RTF/ GABON 2018

 

 

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