Tunisian Secretary of State to the Minister of Finance in charge of Public Property and Land Affairs Mabrouk Korchid announced he would deploy all efforts to optimize control over state lands around mountain areas, to prevent terrorists from settling there.
“These lands, especially those nearing military buffer zones, must be put strictly monitored to insure they do not become hideouts for terrorists. The Secretary of State to the Minister of Finance in charge of Public Property and Land Affairs will present the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior and other competent authorities, with an exhaustive list of State lands that are near these zones for monitoring-purpose. A team is currently listing these lands, especially those are likely to serve as hiding spots for terrorists,” Mr. Kourchid told media.
Having suffered multiple terrorist attacks, namely in Sousse and at the Bardo museum, Tunisia has adopted last November a national strategy to fight extremism and terrorism ; a strategy to which most members of the civil society take part.