The Islamic State’s online publication has confirmed the identity of one of the two Tunisians killed recently in Bin Girdane while trying to join the Islamic State in Libya.
In its 127th issue, al-Naba newspaper published a photo of the man whom it identified by the jihadi alias of Abu Dijana al-Tunisi. The photo matched that of Samir bin Jalal which was released by the Tunisian government. Bin Jalal blew himself up on 02 April during a clash with security forces in the Tunisian border town of Bin Girdane as he was tried to cross the border to Libya.
Separately, the publication has confirmed that Islamic State militants have clashed on Tuesday night (10 April) with Tunisian soldiers in the governorate of Kasserine killing one army officer.
Reports in the Tunisian media have identified the slain officer as Ahmed Saaidi, adding that he was shot dead in a clash with 8 militants of Islamic State.