In this photo dated Thursday, Feb. 4, 2017, Rabia Farjallah, holds a picture of her son, Mohamed Bel Hadj Amor, who was arrested by Syrian forces and jailed since 2012, in Kelibia, Tunisia. (AP Photo/Ons Abid)
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Tunisia's unhappy distinction as one of the world's primary militant exporters is coming home to haunt the country, where young men trained by Daesh (ISIS) have killed tourists, soldiers and even an unfortunate shepherd. As the extremists suffer one battlefield defeat after another, Tunisia is being torn by a furious debate over what to do with returnees from among the 3,000 to 6,000 who left – and how to determine what threat they pose.Tunisia prisons are full, its courts are backlogged with terrorism cases, and its desert borders are porous.The government is careful to say that any Tunisian who wants to return can do so.Ezzine acknowledges that no Tunisian can be blocked from returning, but says the government has done little to prepare for them. For months, Raddaoui has been examining more than 500 legal cases involving Tunisians accused of terrorism.Tourism dried up, and the unemployment rate, officially around 15 percent, soared among the young, who began to leave for Europe – and for the war zones of Syria and Libya, which shares a 400-kilometer border with Tunisia.The family said, Tunisia would not let the group come home.
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