Tunisian Defence Minister Abdelkareem Zubaidi said on Tuesday that two armed groups of Europeans coming from Libya crossed the border and were forced to hand over their weapons.
He said an armed group of 13 French nationals tried on Sunday to cross the land border under diplomatic cover in four-wheel drive vehicles via the Ras Jedir border crossing.
Zubaidi added “the militants of the group refused to hand over their weapons at first, but the military authorities at the crossing forced them to do so”.
The French embassy in Tunisia said they were security guards for the ambassador.
Zubaidi also said two rigid inflatable boats tried on Wednesday to cross the maritime border from Libya, carrying 11 armed Europeans with diplomatic passports.
Ibrahim Fraihat, an associate professor of conflict resolution at the Doha Institute, joins us to talk about what’s happening in Libya.
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