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Machine Gun, Missile and Grenade Caches Discovered in Ben Guerdane
Three Tunisians were arrested this morning after police discovered a large stash of weapons near the Libyan border, including dozens of missiles, machine guns and rocket propelled grenades. This is at least the third weapons cache discovered by police in the town of Ben Guerdane in the past three days, raising concerns over security in...

Weapons Warehouse, Kalashnikovs Found in Ben Guerdane
Security services have discovered a large weapons cache in Ben Guerdane, site of the March insurgency which saw heavy fighting throughout the area. Based on information gained following the arrest of suspects during a raid at Mnihla, in Ariana Tunis, units of the National Guard discovered the weapons’ warehouse in the Ben Guerdane region on...

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 ...

Two Guns Confiscated in Lafayette
  On October 3rd, criminal officers confiscated two old guns, 130 bullets (9mm), 180 bullets (16mm), and a machine to load bullets in a house lived in by a woman from Malta, situated in avenue El Khourtoum in Lafayette. Criminal officers are still investigating the source of these weapons. The discovery comes amidst rumors of...

Sophisticated Weapons Missing in Libya, Opportunity for Al Qaeda
By Houssem Sta Ali The Libyan civil war embodies an irreplaceable opportunity that could be seized by terrorists and arms traffickers.  According to confidential telegrams from Western diplomatic sources, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb could greatly benefit from the turmoil in the South. Al Qaeda warriors have approached several Libyan warehous...

Conflicting Media Reports Over National Army Fight in Kebili
The Tunisian Army clashed yesterday with anonymous armed groups in Alouet Karnafa, 70 kilometers from the delegation of Douz, in Kebili. National TV later identified the groups as Libyans, but it is unclear whether or not they were Gadhafi supporters, rebel troops, or even other groups affiliated with weapons networks in Algeria. The fighting ma...