U.S. and Tunisia Are Fighting Militants Together. Just Don’t Ask Them About It. | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


U.S. and Tunisia Are Fighting Militants Together. Just Don’t Ask Them About It.

Two years ago, American Marines battled Al Qaeda militants in western Tunisia along the border with Algeria. A Marine and a Tunisian soldier were wounded and two other Marines were later commended for their valor in the gunfight.

Yet many details of the February 2017 clash remain murky, largely because of the Tunisian government’s political sensitivities over the presence of American forces on their territory.

Publicly, American officials will say only that the battle happened in a North African “host” country. The Tunisian authorities have refused to confirm that anything happened at all.

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