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Seven receive life sentences for 2015 Tunisia attacks

Seven jihadi militants have been sentenced to life imprisonment for their roles in the 2015 Tunisia terror attacks, which left more than 60 dead, including 30 Britons.

Seven jihadi militants have been sentenced to life imprisonment for their roles in the 2015 Tunisia terror attacks, which left more than 60 dead, including 30 Britons.

The first attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunisian capital Tunis killed 22. One Briton, Sally Jane Adey, was among the dead.

Three months later, a gunman opened fire on a beach in Port El Kantaoui, near Sousse, killing 38, many of whom were British Tui holidaymakers.

The two gunmen in the Tunis attack and the shooter in Sousse, Seifeddine Rezgui, were killed by Police.

In total, seven militants were jailed for life with dozens more appearing in court across two separate trials - 27 of whom were acquitted.

In the Sousse trial, four militants were given life sentences, with five others sentenced to between six months and 16 years imprisonment. Some 17 were acquitted.

The man believed to have planned both, Chamseddine al-Sandi, remains at large, although unconfirmed reports suggested he may have died in a US air strike in February 2016 in Libya.

A state of emergency remains in place in Tunisia following the attacks.



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