Iconic Star Wars Town ‘Tatooine’ Is Now Occupied By ISIS

By : Sam Ridgway |



The icon Tunisian town, Tataouine, that was once used in a Star Was film and renamed Tatooine, is now an Islamic State way-station for jihadists crossing the Tunisia-Libya border.

The unique town was used by George Lucas and co in 1976 – but now, in 2015, it’s being used by members of ISIS who are crossing over the Libyan border and reports also suggest that arms caches have also been found in the region.

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Taken from the CNN website:

Two arms caches have also been found in the region this month, one of which included rocket-propelled grenade launchers and more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition, thought to have been removed from a Libyan armory in the aftermath of Moammar Gadhafi’s ouster in 2011.

Earlier in the month, three young men arrested there as they reportedly made plans to cross into Libya and join a terrorist network. A local official told CNN they had since been taken to Tunis for questioning.

The country is already on edge after ISIS stormed the Tunisian Bardo museal in the capital of Tunis on march 18, shooting dead 23 people before being killed by security forces.