Former Ennahda leader arrested for sending Tunisians to fight in Syria
Former leader of the Tunisian Ennahda movement Habib El-Louz is accused of being one of the most prominent instigators of the fighting in Syria after the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's regime.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that the Tunisian security arrested the former leader of the Tunisian Ennahda movement Habib El-Louz to investigate a case related to sending Tunisians to fight in Syria.
"A special squad has arrested Tunisian Ennahda movement Habib El-Louz in the city of Sfax in the country's center, as part of ongoing investigations into a case related to recruiting Tunisians and sending them to fight in Syria," as per local security and media sources.
It is worth noting that El-Louz is accused of being one of the most prominent instigators of the fighting in Syria after the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's regime.
Last week, Tunisian security arrested two former representatives of the Dignity Coalition, Mohammad Al-Afas and Rida Al-Jawadi, to investigate a terrorist case related to incitement and involvement in sending Tunisians to Syria.
The case looks into statements and blogs published since 2021 by former MP Fatima Al-Masdi about the recruiting networks to hotbeds of tension and terrorism outside Tunisia.
According to the Tunisian Committee for Combating Terrorism in 2019, the number of Tunisians in the hotbeds of conflict amounted to about 3,000 terrorists, 1,000 of whom returned to Tunisia from 2011 until October 2018.
In 2017, Tunisia formed a parliamentary committee to investigate the networks that were involved in recruiting and sending Tunisian youth to hotbeds of conflict around the world.