Forces from the defense and interior ministries, Tunis Webdo reports, laid an ambush on Salloum mountain, a hideout for terror groups. The forces managed to kill two wanted terrorists who had been part of a string of attacks on armed forces and the killing of civilians.
Mohamed Ouanas Ben Mohamed Midani Ben Mohamed Hajji aka “Abou mosaab” and Nadhem Ben Mohsen Ben Ammar Dhibi aka Abou Ammar/Adam, both from Jound Al Khilafa; a group affiliate to ISIS, were killed in the preventive operation.
Both men according to the defense ministry were involved in several attacks and other gruesome killings notably the beheadings of three shepherds, Said Ghozlani (2016), Khalifa Soltani (2017) and Khaled Ghozlani (2018).
The forces also managed to seize weapons and ammunition in the operation.
The Tunisian army and security forces have lost dozens of men in the Kasserine mountainous region located at the border with Algeria and used as safe haven by terrorists who often lay ambushes to security patrols.