Tunisian army clashes with militants north-west of the country

Tunisian soldiers sit on a truck as they monitor the area of the Bouchoucha army barrack. (AFP)
Updated 07 April 2018
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Tunisian army clashes with militants north-west of the country

DUBAI: A Tunisian military squad clashed with militants in the mountains of the north-western province of El Kef, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.
A statement issued by the Tunisian Ministry of Defence said that ground and air military units were combing the area and tracking militants on Friday.
The ministry pointed out that during the operation, a Kalashnikov cache was stored with ammunition, hand-made landmines, various equipment for the manufacture of mines, a bayonet as well as food.


Migrants forced off ship after refusing to return to Libya

Updated 21 November 2018
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Migrants forced off ship after refusing to return to Libya

  • The migrants had refused to disembark, saying Libya is too dangerous for them
  • “This is the worst possible conclusion to the desperate plea of the people”

CAIRO: An international rights group says Libyan authorities have forcibly removed dozens of migrants who had barricaded themselves in a container ship in the port city of Misrata for the past 10 days after being picked up at sea.
The migrants had refused to disembark, saying Libya is too dangerous for them.
Human Rights Watch says Wednesday some migrants were taken to hospital late Tuesday while others were taken to a detention center in Misrata.
The migrants were attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe and were rescued by a cargo ship, Nivin, that brought them to Libya.
Judith Sunderland of HRW says “this is the worst possible conclusion to the desperate plea of the people on board the Nivin to avoid inhuman detention in Libya.”