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Oil, Guns, and Tribesmen: Will Libya’s Militias Lay Down their Arms?
Libya's failure to collect weapons and bring militiamen into the rank-and-file of the defense and interior ministries not only endangers the democratic transition in the oil rich country, but also threatens to destabilize neighboring countries and conflict zones in the Sahel region. In recent months, Tunisia, for example, has seen a surge...

Grenades Found in El Kef
According to a security-authorized source, seven grenades were found yesterday by security forces in an abandoned mansion in the vicinity of the El Kef district police station. The grenades were disguised in a purse, confirmed the source. Two suspects “who are known to have frequented the area — are now being pursued. An investigation ...

Arms, Ammunition, Currency Seized in El Agbaa
Today, October 12, 2011, the Tunisian National Guard seized suspicious possessions in a house in El Fehri, El Agbaa, in West Tunis. Two of the residents were arrested, of which one has dual Tunisio-Canadian nationality. The items that were found included a gun, eighteen bullets and several knives. According to a press release from the...

Smuggled Weapons Found in La Goulette Port
Last Saturday, September 24, the customs service at La Goulette port confiscated a series of smuggled guns in several passengers cars coming from Marseilles. The Interior Ministry published an announcement today stating that they found three hunting rifles, a shotgun, and 88 cartridges. Importing, trading, or owning weapons without a licen...