The event on Friday 26th June 2015 in which a gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire at a Tunisian beach hotel resulted in deaths of at least 27 people. Most of the victims were British tourists. The killing has culminated in a manhunt that has netted 5 killers.
Tunisian authorities have reported the killing of 3 high ranking Al Qaeda chiefs, also believed to be behind the terrorist attack on Tunisia’s tourist attraction sites. Two other killers were killed in the operation bringing the number to 5.
The 3 Al-Qaeda-Linked Terror Chiefs Were Identified as Follows:
- Mourad Gharsalli
- Hakim Hazi
- Lounis Abou Fath (Algerian native)
The three are also said to be Tunisian nationals.
As countries continue to battle home grown terror, the challenge of terrorist cells thriving within target countries away from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continues to pose a great task. This owes to the risk factors accruing to the limitless internet access and the social media which enhance recruitment.