International Business Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on the growing number of Tunisians joining ISIS:

For Tunisians, the journey to Libya right next door, across a porous desert border, is much easier than getting to Syria, especially after the government began watching closely people headed to or coming back from Turkey, the typical gateway to Syria. According to Karim Mezran, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank, around a thousand Tunisians have gone to Derna, the Libyan port city where the local ISIS presence is centered. Another thousand may be sprinkled throughout the rest of the country.

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