(TUNIS, Tunisia) — A civilian aircraft crashed in a field near Tunisia’s capital at dawn Friday, killing all 11 people on board, the defense ministry said.
A spokesman for the defense ministry, Tawfik Rahmouni, said the cause of the crash was not immediately known.
Online publication Assabahnews reported that the plane was a …
Charter signed three years after revolution overthrew dictator
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The violence coincides with an attempt to overhaul the government
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