German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere (C-L) and his Tunisian counterpart Hedi Majdoub (C-R) inspect equipment, offered by Germany, at a national guard barracks on March 1, 2016 in 2016. AFP / FETHI BELAID
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Tunisia's government backs a plan for German forces to come to the country to train troops from neighboring Libya for the fight against Daesh (ISIS) militants, the defense minister said Tuesday.Last week a German delegation visited Tunisia to discuss a training program for Libyan forces.Tunisia has been struggling to contain its own militant threat, and thousands of Tunisians have gone to fight in Iraq, Syria and Libya. Authorities say gunmen who killed dozens of tourists at a museum and a beach resort in Tunisia last year trained in Libya before returning home.
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