Tunisia to mark March 7 as 'Day against Terror'

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announces move from battle-scarred border town of Ben Gardane 

Tunisia to mark March 7 as 'Day against Terror'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday announced that Tunisia would henceforth recognize March 7 of each year as a "national day against terrorism".

He made the announcement from the southeastern town of Ben Gardane, which is located on the border with Libya.

On March 7, 2016, Ben Gardane was the scene of fierce confrontations between Tunisian security forces and the ISIL terrorist group, which ended in a crushing defeat for the latter.

"This victory over terrorism can be attributed to our security forces and the noble people of Ben Gardane," read a statement issued by the prime minister's office.

ISIL's 2016 assault on Ben Gardane resulted in the death of 21 people -- including security personnel -- and 57 terrorists.

 
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