JAFFA, Israel – Following a deadly attack on Tunisia’s presidential guard last week, the country’s president, Beji Caid Essebsi, plans to create a small coalition government with the goal of leading the fight against terrorism, reported the London-based international Arab newspaper Al Arab.
The government will be composed of 10 members as opposed to 27 in the current governing coalition, according to sources speaking to the newspaper.
The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility Wednesday for the attack in Tunisia that left 13 people dead. The explosion reportedly hit a bus carrying members of Tunisia’s presidential guard through the country’s capital.
The reports of a governmental change come amid widespread information Libya, Tunisia’s neighbor, is quickly becoming a sanctuary for many of the Islamic State’s leaders, who are choosing to flee into a crumbling country in the face of the international effort against the terrorist group in Syria and in Iraq.