Tunisian Security Pulse: June 25 – July 3
June 25, 2014 As-Sabah p. 3 Military and security forces carried out a wide-ranging sweep operation on Mt. Ahirch in northern Jendouba in the hopes of finding terrorist elements suspected to be hiding there. The mountain was the staging place for a February attack that took the lives of four officers and citizens. p. 4... Read more »
Tunisian Security Pulse: June 19-24, 2014
June 19, 2014 As-Sabah p. 3 The Tunisian post office announced that it would be implementing systems allowing it to identify and stop money laundering and funding of terrorism, making it one of the first countries in Africa or the Arab world to do so. Al-Maghreb p.3 The official spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry could... Read more »
Tunisian Security Pulse: June 16-18, 2014
June 16, 2014 At-Tunisia p. 4 Mustafa Qubaia criticized the leader of Ansar Ash-Sharia, Abu Ayad Al-Tunisi, for his praise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Ash-Sham, and described the damage that ISIS could do to the region. p.7 Former head of government Ali al-Areed said on Al-Jazeera’s “Today’s Encounter” program that the Tunisian... Read more »
Tunisian Security Pulse: June 12-13, 2014
June 12, 2014 As-Sabah p. 4 Members of the Constituent Assembly discussed the Terrorism law, specifically the punishments for terrorism. Many of them advocated for stronger punishments, with Samia Abdu, Fatima al-Gharbi, and Ayman bin Muhammad going so far as to reject the punishment of 10-20 years in prison and a fine of 50,000 to... Read more »
Tunisian Security Pulse: June 9-11, 2014
Welcome to the Tunisian Security Pulse! In this bi-weekly installment we will summarize articles from the Tunisian Arabic daily newspapers relating to Tunisian Security. June 9, 2014 Al-Beyane p.2 Feisal al-Tabini, head of the Farmer’s Voice Party, demanded on Shams FM that those who burn crops be prosecuted as terrorists. *** The defense ministry denied... Read more »