Man arrested in Ariana over suspicion of belonging to terrorist organisation (Interior Ministry)
07/10/2017 15:34, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – A man was arrested on Friday by the National Guard’s Research and Investigation Brigade in the Ettadhamen neighbourhood (Ariana governorate). “He is the brother of a dangerous terrorist who is currently serving a prison sentence over involvement in terrorist case,” the Interior Ministry said.

According to the same source, this individual admitted that he had received instruction in 2012 from his imprisoned brother to help a terrorist, currently on the run, to join terrorist groups in Libya so as to continue military training before heading to Syria.

He further admitted that he had helped his nephews to return to Tunisia, the Interior Ministry added.

The suspect was held in custody and legal investigation has been initiated over suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organisation and creation of a network to send youths to hotbeds of tension.

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