TUNISIA: 41 SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER 2014 ATTACK ON ARMY
January 14, 2019:
A Tunisian court has sentenced 41 jihadists to death over an attack that killed 15 soldiers on the border with Algeria in 2014, prosecutors said on 12 January 2019. (Sources: Afp, 12/01/2019)
The sentences for the men, only two of whom are currently in custody, were delivered in the capital Tunis on 11 January, spokesman Sofiene Sliti told AFP.
The other 39 convicted remain at large, he said, adding that all of the those found guilty were linked to the Islamic State group.
The gun and rocket launcher assault on army positions in July 2014 left 15 troops dead in the Mount Chaambi area of the western Kasserine region that remains a hideout for jihadists.