Former Tunisian President Ben Ali dies in exile

Tunisia’s ousted President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali has died in exile in Saudi Arabia. His family lawyer made the announcement on Thursday. Reuters quoted his family lawyer, Mounir Ben Salha saying “Ben Ali just died in Saudi Arabia.” He was outed in an uprising in 2011 forcing him to flee the country. Ben Ali has since lived abroad until his death. As a former security chief, Ben Ali ruled Tunisia for 23 years. He took power in 1987 while serving as as prime minister after declaring president-for-life Habib Bourguiba medically…

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