US citizens urged to leave Tunisia with embassy under siege
Greg Palkot reports from Tunis, Tunisia
- Duration 4:16
- Date Sep 17, 2012
Greg Palkot reports from Tunis, Tunisia
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Tracking a breaking story out of Tunisia this morning and that is where American citizens.
Are now being urged to leave that country after the US embassy came under attack and a security forces try to -- down those who -- responsible.
We're getting bored that they may have cornered the leader of the two nations and chapter other radical group blamed for the death of the US ambassador to Libya -- -- It's great -- comes streaming live from Tunisia is capital city of -- what is the latest there -- A bills are for the following -- a little bit -- -- transmission problem I mean.
And they bring this down now and talk without communication -- -- The latest word we're hearing as there is a stand off happening in the center of tunis.
A fellow by the name of Abu EU god is that it has -- office extremist.
Chapter in this country up on the -- -- -- that's an extreme right fundamentalist.
Believed to be responsible four -- a major participants in.
The riot that left four people dead 49 injured around the US embassy compound -- in tunis last Friday.
The police the authorities here and trying to track him down since then they've made a couple of false moves on one of the houses that is believed that he was staying -- But he went on -- social media today and said he was gonna make a declaration about this.
This assault on the compound -- is home -- mosque in in in tunis.
That was an open invitation for the for the Tunisian security and move -- The latest word we're getting reports that we are seeing is there's about a thousand secure -- Tunisian security.
Including a riot police and and other other military you and its surrounding this mosque.
And not only is he in there but also about a hundred of his followers of the latest word.
That we have is they are not coming out we have a -- near the scene are approaching that we should get some hard confirmation.
We could be going to that seen as well -- -- what's going on a little bit of background bill for our viewers arms are all Korea is not just here in Tunisia it is in Libya as well.
And it is believed to be one of the groups suspected to be involved -- -- killing.
Of American ambassador Chris -- and as well as three other Americans last Tuesday.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Like Egypt like other countries is -- hard hit by the United States to step up to the plate.
And stop the Islamist radicalism that we're seeing in various countries here.
In the wake of the Arab Spring they did not -- enough we spoke to people on the ground over the weekend and they told me that they did not see that Tunisian security stepped between the forces of the islamists and other protesters on Friday they did much damage to the US embassy US embassy compound and by the way -- American schools your bond we're about a hundred American kids were staying up until about two hours before the protests there was a demand coming from.
The the Americans that -- invasions act against these radicals.
And there's a little bit of little bit of -- that two.
-- looking to America active.
Fork over about a half a billion dollars in that needed money over the next year to pay off loans and they see this economy so there's.
A bit of a bit of -- -- -- by the United States that hey you come through there and then maybe we can come through with this but again.
Back to the breaking news we'll get our conference when we get our crew on the ground seeing this about a thousand security surrounding the mosque of a a radical islamists believe to be -- -- to the protest last Friday at one of several protests we've been seeing all across the world targeting the United States -- the phone up and I say that that's the latest for you bill got a great thank you.
A lot to follow over there in tunis thank you Greg when there are more developments will bring you back Greg how -- live there.
In Tunisia while sticking.