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TUNISIA: Salafi Extremism Will Affect Oil Confidence

TUNISIA: Salafi Extremism Will Affect Oil Confidence

Bottom Line: Developments during the month of May indicate that Tunisia’s Islamist government is preparing in earnest to take on the threat posed by radical Salafi forces.

Analysis: The second week of May saw the government ban gatherings of the Ansar al-Sharia group, which we believe has seen a significant increase in its following. At a minimum, there are 100,000 Ansar al-Sharia…

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