Tunisia to build wall on Libyan border

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Tunisia has started to build a 168 km-long wall along the border with Libya to defend from Libyan terrorists and to prevent its own citizens from joining ISIL. The decision follows bloody Sousse terrorist attacks.

The wall  is expected to be finished by the end of the year, Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said as cited by the Associated Press. The barrier construction will be consisted of a long trench as well as sand fortification and will have a number of surveillance posts at regular intervals.. Essid added that construction process had already begun but warned that it would be a difficult task to secure the border with Libya.

A report in RT today quoted the Washington Post as saying that the plans to build a wall were first debated in 2012 but after the Sousse attacks the matter became a priority.

Tunisia will be aided  logistical and technical support by France and the United Arab Emirates, said Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi and his French counterpart Francois Hollande during a press conference in Paris.

source: world bulletin