Counter-terrorism: zero risk does not exist, says Zbidi | Tunisia News Gazette

Counter-terrorism: zero risk does not exist, says Zbidi

– The security situation remains under control, Minister of National Defense Abdelkrim Zbidi stressed Thursday.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 32nd session of the Tunisian-American joint military commission, the minister emphasised the readiness of the military institution to face any threat.

“The Army is on permanent alert,” he told reporters, citing two areas of tension, one on the Tunisian-Libyan border because of the security situation in the country and the other on the Tunisian-Algerian borders especially on the western heights.

The minister added that the second zone is dangerous insofar as it shelters groups of armed terrorists.

“In the fight against terrorism, the” zero risk “does not exist, as it is the case in other countries, said the minister, adding that isolated acts of terrorism are always possible because they do not depend on number of terrorists but rather the type of attack.

He said the fight against terrorism is a non-traditional war. It requires the mobilization of the necessary human and material resources besides the development of intelligence, considered necessary to fight against terrorism and organised crime.

Zbidi said that Tunisia is currently working to develop co-operation with several countries in the field of intelligence, citing, for example, the United States, the first partner of the Tunisian military institution, he noted.

In the same vein, the minister praised the assistance provided by the United States, including the financing of the electronic border surveillance system, in addition to the installation of 13 safety cameras along Tunisia’s coast.

Source: TAP News Agency

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