Relatives of Tunisian detainees in Syria walk to a police station in Damascus June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled al- Hariri
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Around 400 Tunisian jihadists have returned from fighting in the Syrian war, the interior minister said, sparking fears that the battle-hardened militants could fuel Islamist violence back home.Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has been rocked by sporadic violence linked to Muslim extremists who were suppressed under the regime of ousted strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Numerous Tunisians have joined the ranks of jihadist rebels battling to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, raising fears in the North African country of further violence on their return.
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