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The government deployed special combat forces to areas near the Algerian and Libyan borders to protect Tunisia's oil and gas fields from terrorist attacks. Salafists continued their attacks on Sufi shrines, ransacking and desecrating the mausoleum of Sidi Ben Naji in Gafsa and the mausoleum of Sidi Baghdadi in Monastir, one day after the government announced plans to create a force to protect such sites.
Salafists burned and desecrated the the Sidi Ahmed al-Ghout shrine in Douz, and tried to set the Sidi Knaou mausoleum on fire in Matmata, the day after another Sufi shrine was destroyed in Akouda. The government plans to create a security unit to protect historical and cultural sites from the "ongoing attacks ... [that are] part of a methodical plan aimed at destroying collective memory."
Salafists set fire to the Sidi Ahmed Ouerfelli mausoleum in Akouda. Extremists have destroyed 35 Sufi shrines in Tunisia in the past seven months. Ennahdha party co-founder Abdelfattah Mourou was attacked by Salafists in a mosque.
A Tunis court sentenced 16 Salafists to one month in prison for their roles in a violent protest in June 2012 against an art exhibition. The defendants were acquitted of more serious charges. Others who had incited the violence, included imams who advocated the killing of the artists, were not charged.
President Marzouki said Tunisia is "turning into a corridor for the passage of Libyan weapons to northern Mali." Tunisian jihadists are now estimated to number in the thousands, and are fighting in Syria and Mali.
Security forces arrested a "terrorist" group and seized a large arms cache. The arrests came as security forces went on alert after Islamist militants seized hostages in neighboring Algeria.
Ansar al Sharia in Tunisia released a video showing Ali Ani al Harzi, one of the key suspects in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The Tunisian government freed al Harzi despite US interest in him. Ansar al Sharia in Libya carried out the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi.
A Tunisian court freed Ali Harzi, a key suspect in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The National Forces Alliance, which holds the largest share of seats in the Congress, withdrew from Libya's first elected assembly, citing its "poor performance" and "unacceptable practices," including security problems and delays in drafting a constitution.