U.K.: British Troops Will Deploy To Tunisia To Stop Islamic State Border Crossing

2 Mar 2016   Tunisia

The United Kingdom will send a group of 20 soldiers to Tunisia to prevent Islamic State fighters from crossing the country’s border with Libya, British Defense Minister Michael Fallon said, Reuters reported March 1. Fallon, speaking in front of the British Parliament on Feb. 29, said the United Kingdom has no plans for deploying combat troops to Libya, adding that any deployment would be contingent on permission from the Libyan government. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in Tunisia , including a March 2015 museum attack in Tunis that killed 23 people and a June 2015 beach attack that killed dozens of European tourists.

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