Tunisia arrests seven women over ISIS propaganda

A woman wears the ISIS insignia around her head (File photo: Reuters)

Seven women have been arrested in Tunisia for posting propaganda on the Internet on behalf of the country’s branch of the Islamic State militant group, the interior ministry announced Monday.

It said the women had confessed to “activities within the media wing” of Jund al-Khilafa, which claimed two attacks this year in Tunis and the seaside resort of Sousse that killed 60 people, all but one of them foreign tourists.

They had confessed to having “incited terrorism through their posts (on the Internet) and of having expressed joy at the terrorist attacks in our country”, the ministry said in a statement.

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