Tunisia: Military called to protect industrial assets amid rising social unrest

For the first time in the country’s history, the Tunisian government has asked the army to protect oil and gas sites and other key infrastructures. Advisory firm MEA Risk LLC says the country’s president, Beji Caid Essebsi argued with key officials and publicly that the current social unrest constitutes a major challenge to industrial and economic continuity and must be protected, directing the military to take a proactive role in industrial asset protection. The disruptions from riots, protests and general social unrest of the past weeks, including the ones in Tatouine are having a negative impact on a number...

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