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Jund Al Khilafah-Tunisia (JAK-T)
Jund al-Khilafah in Tunisia
ISIS-Tunisia Province
Soldiers of the Caliphate
Jund al-Khilafa
Jund al Khilafah
Jund al-Khilafah fi Tunis
Soldiers of the Caliphate in Tunisia
Tala I Jund al-Khilafah
Vanguards of the Soldiers of the Caliphate
Daesh Tunisia

The status of salifist / jihadi groups in Tunisia is a bit unclear. The risk of terrorist activity in Tunisia remained high in 2018, including the potential for terrorist attacks and the infiltration of arms and terrorists from neighboring countries. In 2018, aspiring ISIS affiliate Jund Al Khilafa-Tunisia (JAK-T), al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)- aligned Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, and others conducted primarily small-scale attacks against Tunisian security personnel, including one in July against the Tunisian National Guard that killed six officers. Nonetheless, Tunisian security forces continued to improve their ability to preempt terrorist activities by identifying and dismantling numerous terrorist cells.

The Department of State has designated 40 ISIS leaders and operatives under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, including JAK-T on February 27, 2018, and continued to target the group to deny it access to the U.S. financial system. These designations are part of a larger comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS that, in coordination with the 75-member Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, has made significant progress toward that goal. This whole-of-government effort is destroying ISIS in its safe havens, denying its ability to recruit foreign terrorist fighters, stifling its financial resources, negating the false propaganda it disseminates over the internet and social media, and helping to stabilize liberated areas in Iraq and Syria so the displaced can return to their homes and begin to rebuild their lives.

Acting under the authority of and in accordance with section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, on February 23, 2018 Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, determined that the person known as Jund al-Khilafah in Tunisia, also known as ISIS-Tunisia, also known as ISIS-Tunisia Province, also known as Soldiers of the Caliphate, also known as Jund al-Khilafa, also known as Jund al Khilafah, also known as Jund al-Khilafah fi Tunis, also known as Soldiers of the Caliphate in Tunisia, also known as Tala I Jund al-Khilafah, also known as Vanguards of the Soldiers of the Caliphate, also known as Daesh Tunisia, also known as Ajnad, committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.

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