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Italy expels suspected Tunisian extremist

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ROME – Italian authorities have deported a 37-year-old Tunisian who showed “clear signs of radicalization” and who had re-entered Italy in breach of an earlier expulsion order, the interior ministry said on Friday.

According to the Italian Adnkronos news network, the suspect was deported aboard a flight from Palermo airport, the ministry stated.

He had been held in a nearby expulsion center since October after he was intercepted by port officials in the Sicilian coastal town of Mazara del Vallo aboard a small boat that was trying to land, the Italian ministry said.

The Tunisian was previously deported from Italy in February after serving time in prison for ‘common crimes’. He was the 107th suspected religious extremist to be expelled from Italy this year and the 344th since the start of 2015, Italy’s interior ministry stated.

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