The Tunisian Defense Ministry announced the deaths of 4 Tunisian soldiers yesterday in the explosion of a land mine placed by jihadist terrorists near the Algerian border, the day before the deaths of nine soldiers and twenty terrorists in an attack against a division of the Malian armed forces today Armed forces in the Mopti region of central Mali.
Tunisian Defense Ministry spokesman Major Mohamed Zakri confirmed that the four Tunisian soldiers were killed when a “conventionally made mine in Jebel Maghila in Kasserine” near the Algerian border exploded during a combing operation in the heights of Maghila as part of the pursuit terrorist elements
Jabal Mughaila, located between the states of Kasserine and Sidi Bouzid, has become a stronghold for terrorist groups of the Takfiri who are affiliated with the organization “Soldiers of the Caliphate” and have sworn allegiance to the terrorist organization ISIS (Islamic State). Uqba bin Nafi ”battalion defected by Al Qaeda in the terrorist Islamic Maghreb.
These groups move between the mountains of Salloum and Maghila, while terrorist groups linked to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb are fortified between the mountains of Al-Samama, Al-Shaanabi, Al-Ajd and Tum Sumaida de la Wilayat . From Kasserine and in the mountains of Kef and Jendouba. According to Radio “Mosaique”, Tunisia, which is close to the Tunisian Ministry of Defense.
Often these terrorist groups lay mines on the roads for the armed forces to use in their pursuit operations and despite previous incidents where mines exploded during the combing during the Tunisian patrol, the Tunisian army still uses incompetent vehicles to break down mines and explosive devices such as US “Humvee” vehicles instead of the MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected), which is protected against mines like the Turkish KIRPI, from which Tunisia acquired more than 100 vehicles between 2014 and 2016. (Mohammed Halimi)
Photo: Two of the Tunisian soldiers killed in a land mine explosion
Tunisian army patrols Humvee vehicles that are not protected against explosive devices
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