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Tunisia Jails Terrorist Detainees for Smuggling Arms from Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

Tunisia sentenced suspects to jail for plotting terrorist attacks in the country.

Three detainees were sentenced to four to six years and six were sentenced in absentia to six months to a year in jail. Fugitive suspects were given 48 years in prison and some could face the death penalty.

The case involves a number of suspects that had joined terrorist groups in neighboring Libya. Most of the terrorists who carried out suicide attacks in Libya were from Tunisia, some of whom were leaders of ISIS in Sirte, Benghazi, and Derna.

The suspects plotted with terrorists in Tunisia to smuggle weapons through the Tataouine border region to carry out attacks against security forces and the military.

One of the suspects was tasked with recruiting radicalized youths and sending them to Libya to receive weapons training before returning to Tunisia to carry out terrorist operations.

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