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From kiosks and newspaper stands, headlines grab for the attention of passers-by, declaring “Tunisia’s triumph,” and announcing “The beginning of the end of the Islamic State’s terrorist dream.” Images of flag-draped coffins in a sea of people are accompanied by captions describing “an atmosphere of pride and emotion.” On Tuesday, March 8, Prime Minister Habib Essid assured the public of security forces’ victorious battle in Ben Guerdane, the south-eastern coastal town approximately 33 kilometers from Ras Jdir, which reports claim is a coveted ISIS enclave. Public figures and media personalities continue to point a finger at human rights activists as a hindrance to the country’s successful “war on terrorism.” On prime time television, Minister of Education Neji Jalloul, invited to play “Top or Flop?” on El Hiwar’s Klem Enness, commended a selfie taken by soldiers in front of the corpses of two attackers.