He said that Brahimi and al-Faisal are now realizing that the conditions are changing now due to the resilience of the Syrian people and the Syrian Arab Army and due to the Syrian leadership's diligent efforts to find a political solution, which caused Brahmi
and al-Faisal to trip over their own words and statements.
Boubaker al-Hakim is a member of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group who last month claimed responsibility for assassinating two secular politicians, Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi
, in Tunisia in 2013.
Tunisian security forces engaged in a gun battle overnight Saturday as they arrested a suspect in last July's murder of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi
, the interior ministry's spokesman said.
He, however, admitted that there were few failures recorded in two voting centres in the provinces of Bouira and two other centres in Bejaia, Brahmi
Gunmen killed Belaid on February 6 and Brahmi
on July 25, both of them outside their homes.
The two men arrested, Mohamed Khiari and Mohamed Aouadi, are leaders of the Salafist movement's military wing and are implicated in the assassination of opposition lawmakers Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi
, a ministry source said.
Ce statu quo n'est guere surprenant, les deux camps ayant clairement signifie ne pas vouloir reculer sur leurs revendications respectives, pres d'un mois apres l'assassinat le 25 juillet du depute Mohamed Brahmi
, attribue a la mouvance jihadiste.
Ennahda has been holding internal talks since Saturday to examine "initiatives" to resolve the crisis which broke out with the July 25 assassination of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi
After their late afternoon demonstration, opposition protesters are due to rally outside parliament, as they have nightly since the July 25 assassination of opposition MP Mohamed Brahmi
, who has been buried next to another slain politician, Chokri Belaid.
Tunisia, the birthplace of the "Arab spring" protests, is in renewed political turmoil after the assassination of Mohamed Brahmi
, a secular opposition figure, last month.
His killing was followed by the murder on July 25 of another opposition figure, Mohamed Brahmi
The assassination of leading leftist politician Mohammed Brahmi
on July 25, the second opposition figure to be assassinated this year in Tunisia, has plunged the country into a crisis with anti-government protests, the resignation of a cabinet minister, and a walkout by dozens of lawmakers
Summary: With the recent protests decrying the assassination of Tunisian opposition leader Mohammad Brahmi
and calling for dissolution of the government, it is clear that there is no political apathy on the Tunisian street.
It was the second assassination of an opposition member this year, following that of Chokri Belaid, a member of the same leftist Popular Front coalition as Brahmi
, 58, was shot dead outside his home on Thursday with the same weapon used to gun down fellow opposition politician Chokri Belaid in February, Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou said.