Image: from a 2012 incident when Salafist extremists replaced the Tunisian flag with the Islamic State Flag at the University of Manouba.
Two suspected terrorists were arrested in Kébili by regional national guard on June 18. Media reports said the suspects belonged to a cell discovered this March after an incident in town of Zaafrane where the Tunisian flag was replaced with the Islamic State flag on the rooftop of a regional government building. The morning of Friday, March 11, the residents of Zaafrane (near Douz, Kebili Governorate) in central Tunisia woke up to find the black flag of the Islamic State flying over the regional agricultural center. After the arrests of what the Ministry of the Interior described as “thirty “takfiris” (salafist extremists) after the incident in mid-March, most were released but a judge at the first instance tribunal of Kebili decided to transfer eight individuals suspected of involvement in terrorist activities to the Judicial Pole for Terrorism in Tunis, stemming from the incident.