A Tunisian soldier takes part in a mock hostage rescue during Flintlock 2015, an American-led military exercise, in Mao, February 22, 2015. Picture taken February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun
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Tunisia arrested about 100 suspected Islamist militants in the last three days, some of whom were preparing attacks, officials said Tuesday, and published video footage showing evidence of ISIS influence on some of those detained.Tunisia is waging a campaign against hardline Islamist groups who emerged in the country during its transition to democracy after the 2011 uprising against autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.In addition, Tunisia has been a major source of Islamist fighters travelling to Syria since 2011 .Since then, Tunisia has deployed thousands of soldiers to the area.
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