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TRANSLATED: Details emerge on Ahmed Rouissi, Tunisian fighter killed in Libya

From Asharq al-Awsat yesterday an excerpt in tonight’s MIDEASTWIRE.COM briefing:

“…Meanwhile, the pro-legitimacy Libyan news agency reported the death of Ahmed Rouissi, whom it described as the most dangerous Tunisian terrorist in Libya and one who is wanted by the Tunisian police in connection with several terrorism-related cases. The agency said Rouissi, classified as a Da’ish leader among thousands of Tunisians in Libya, was killed in a clash in Harawah, 70 km east of the coastal city of Surt in central Libya. It said the Tunisian Ministry of Interior admitted that Rouissi, one of the main suspects in political assassinations in Tunisia, was killed. It noted that the ministry published pictures of Rouissi, 46, who was seen as the black box of the terrorists who travelled to Libya for training and returned to Tunisia to carry out terrorist acts. He was one of the most dangerous Tunisian extremists who posed a threat to Libya’s security and stability. The Tunisian authorities said Rouissi was born in 1967 and was known for his two nicknames “Al Sukati” and “Abu Zakaria”. He lived in Tabarbah in Manouba province and was suspect in several criminal cases. He had a criminal record, as he was sentenced to 14 years in prison, and he was monitored by the antiterrorism squad…”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

March 18, 2015 at 10:20 pm

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