A picture taken on July 1, 2015, shows the Tunisian capital Tunis, a few days after a deadly attack on tourists in Port El Kantaoui by a jihadists gunman. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD
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Forlorn Tunisia youth ripe for radicalizationDisillusioned with the outcome of the revolution they spearheaded, young Tunisians have become easy prey for extremist recruiters in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, where thousands have been radicalized, experts say.It has also become a major source of extremists in Syria, Iraq and Libya – an estimated 3,000 Tunisians have gone to fight for ISIS and other militant movements.Even having a degree does not guarantee a future in Tunisia, with youth graduate unemployment at 30 percent, official statistics show.Chaos in Libya is having a direct impact on its smaller neighbor, said Marks, as people like Rezgui and the two young men who killed 21 tourists and a policeman at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis in March travel eastward to train with militants "and plan homegrown attacks back in Tunisia".In Ettadhamen, Walid, an unemployed man in his late 20s, said extremist recruiters are busy at work in the neighborhood.
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