Tunisian police officers take positions as they search for attackers still at large in the outskirts of Ben Guerdane, southern Tunisia, Tuesday, Match 8, 2016.(AP Photo/Feres Najar)
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Tunisian security forces pressed a search for militants near the Libyan border Tuesday after a deadly raid the authorities described as an unprecedented assault by Daesh (ISIS). Analysts said Monday's attacks show that militants are keen to spread their influence from Libya to Tunisia and to set up a new stronghold in the country.The prime minister also confirmed that the chief of the anti-terrorism brigade in Ben Guerdane was among those killed. He was killed in his house while preparing to go to work, at the beginning of the attack.The city lies just 100 kilometers from Tunisia's border and several Tunisian militants were said to have been killed in the U.S. raid.A U.S. official said one of those "likely killed" in the February airstrike was Noureddine Chouchane, a senior Daesh operative behind attacks in Tunisia.
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