ISIS Invades Tatooine — Yes, That One

Giuseppe Macri Tech Editor
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ISIS gains in the Middle East have reportedly stretched into a galaxy far, far away.

Tataouine, the city in southern Tunisia that inspired “Tatooine,” the fictional home planet of the Skywalkers in “Star Wars” and where portions of the films were shot, has reportedly become a way-station for Islamic extremists seeking to join ISIS in Libya.

A significant portion of of the first film was shot in Tunisia in 1976, as were the scenes featuring the salve-quarters home of young Anakin Skywalker in 1999’s “Episode I: The Phantom Menace.”

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Tourists, many of whom still make pilgrimages to the location, have been warned away after the discovery of two arms caches, including rocket-propelled grenades and 20,000 rounds of ammunition, and the arrest of three men planning to cross over the Libyan border 60 miles away to join a terrorist network, CNN reports.

ISIS has claimed credit for an attack last week on the National Bardo Museum in Tunisia’s capital city Tunis, which left 23 dead and others wounded.

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