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The Interior Ministry announced that security forces broke up a terrorist plot to "attack vital sites in the southern and eastern parts of Tunisia;" 15 people were arrested. The new government will be announced on Feb. 2.

Tunisia's Ambassador to Libya Ridha Boukadi said that two journalists kidnapped by the Islamic State in Libya were alive, despite the jihadist group's announcement of their execution. National Guard units arrested a "'dangerous' terrorist" in an ambush conducted in Sidi Bouzid.

President Beji Caid Essebsi urged support for Tunisian security forces in the country's "war on terrorism." A soldier was wounded in the neck after he was attacked with a "sharp object by unknown persons" in a suburb of Tunis.

Police reportedly arrested two "terror suspects" in the city of Gafsa and broke up a "terror cell in Medjez El Bab (Beja province) that was planning attacks on public facilities, police and army forces." The Tunisian National Army launched counterterrorism operations in Forsane and the Mount Ouergha areas.

Libya's ISIS branch claims execution of 2 Tunisian journalists

Libya conflict threatens entire Maghreb

Security forces searched for explosives hidden on a farm in Bir Bouregba city based on a confession from a man who was arrested on terrorism charges. Newly appointed Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid said his country will "stand united against terrorism, and we will guarantee Tunisia's unity and integrity."

The prime minister said he would support "a UN-supervised counter-terrorism operation by Mediterranean countries" to intervene in neighboring Libya. A blogger has been sentenced by a military tribunal to three years in prison on charges of criticizing the military.

An off-duty policeman was stabbed to death by suspected jihadists in the capital of Tunis on Jan. 4. A former official with the country's past dictatorship was named prime minister by the newly elected president and asked to form a government.

Outgoing president Moncef Marzouki has ceded the election and promised a smooth transfer of power. Tunisia's interior minister decried the presence of training camps of Tunisians along the border with Libya affiliated with Ansar al Sharia, declaring them a threat to the country's stability.

Islamic State looks to usurp AQIM

Anti-Islamist candidate Beji Caid Essebsi has claimed victory in Tunisia's historic presidential election. His rival and caretaker president, Moncef Marzouki, has not conceded defeat.

Tunisian jihadist group posts pictures of spoils, claims attacks on Tunisian military

The Tunisian government has declared security forces "ready to cope" as fighting rages at the Ras Jedir border crossing in Libya and as the country's presidential run-off election looms. Tunisians go to the polls on Dec. 21.

Tunisia closed its border crossing at Ras Gdair on Dec. 15 as fighting raged between pro-government forces and Islamist militias in Libya. The closing follows another air strike by the Libyan Army near the border on Dec. 14.

Serge Lazarevic: Mali confirms militants freed for French hostage

The interior ministry announced that security services "dismantled a network that recruited young people for foreign jihad." A Tunisian-born Canadian was arrested in relation to a terrorism plot upon his return to Canada from Tunisia on Dec. 7. Tunisia's presidential run-off has been set for Dec. 21.

Military and security forces are on high alert due to fighting between Libyan factions close to the Tunisian border. A Libyan pro-government airstrike hit a rival militia post near the Ras Jedir border crossing on Dec. 5.

Tunisian forces "dismantled" a terrorist cell operating near Kasserine and Tunis on Dec. 1; a mine that exploded in Kasserine killed one soldier and wounded another. Tunisia's first elected, secularist-led parliament held its opening session on Dec. 2.

Jihadists kidnapped and beheaded a policeman close to Kef near the Algerian border in the country's northwest. Despite secularist victories in recent elections, Islamist politicians maintain great sway in Tunisia.