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Algeria deploys 20,000 soldiers to border with Tunisia

Algeria deploys 20,000 soldiers to border with Tunisia

Twenty thousand Algerian forces, many from the army’s elite Special Forces unit, have been deployed to provinces bordering Tunisia where Algeria has set up approximately 60 checkpoints and outposts. Last week, 12,000 of these soldiers were sent to Tebessa, Souk Ahras and El Oued in preparation against terrorist attacks from Islamic militants after attacks on […]

Tunisia’s Tamarod gaining momentum against Political Islam

Tunisia’s Tamarod gaining momentum against Political Islam

Tunisia’s version of the Egyptian Tamarod or “rebellion” political youth movement is gaining momentum against Tunisia’s current Islamist government. Over 1.7 million signatures have been collected in a country with a population of just over 10 million. Launched only in June of 2013, the Tunisian Tamarod aspires to collect 2 million signatures to force the […]