New African military profile: Tunisia


The Tunisian Armed Forces are faced with domestic terrorism and attacks by Islamist militants, such as those from Ansar al Sharia and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. The military is relatively poorly equipped and makes use of foreign donations and training, particularly with the United States. However, in recent times the Tunisian Armed Forces have received patrol boats, transport aircraft and other equipment to bolster its forces. Click here to find out more about the Tunisian military.