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Fearing Daesh Spillover, France to Push Tunisia Aid

By John Irish and Marine Pennetier PARIS, March 17 (Reuters) – France’s foreign minister travels to Tunisia on Thursday aiming to firm up security and economic ties as Tunis struggles with rising Islamist militancy fuelled by Daesh’s growth in neighboring Libya. With its new constitution, free elections and secular history, France’s former North African colony

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Border Attack Feeds Tunisia Fears of Libya Jihadist Spillover

By Tarek Amara and Patrick Markey TUNIS/ALGIERS March 13 – The signal to attack came from the mosque, sending dozens of Islamist fighters storming through the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdan to hit army and police posts in street battles that lit the dawn sky with tracer bullets. Militants used a megaphone to chant “God

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