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Tunisia and international tourists suffer ISIL terrorism


Tunisia and international tourists suffer ISIL terrorism


Terrorism struck Tunisia this week — a massacre at the capital’s national museum, claiming 23 victims, all but one of them foreign tourists. Swiss TSR

Tunisia began the Arab Spring in December 2010, rebelling against president Ben Ali’s rule of 23 years, forcing him to go, and kickstarting democracy. Swiss Italian RSI

The standard of living was just starting to pick up. The attack came at the start of the tourist season. It had only just begun to recover from the backlash of the revolution, France 2

The extremist group calling itself Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. ISIL has thousands of Tunisians in its ranks, and the borders with Libya and Algeria are sorely exposed. Italy’s RAI 3

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