Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tunisia: Battle around presidential palace after deposed president Ben Ali fled


Tunisian forces are exchanging fire near the presidential palace with members of deposed President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s guard, reports say.

Witnesses reported heavy gunfire in Carthage, north of the capital Tunis, where the palace is located.

It comes after the ex-head of presidential security, Ali Seriati, was arrested and accused of threatening state security by fomenting violence.

Meanwhile, political leaders are holding talks about a new government.

Interim leader Foued Mebazaa, who until Saturday was the speaker of parliament, has asked Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi to form a government of national unity.

The News: … orld-africa-12202283



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