Star Wars Isn’t What It Used to Be: ISIS Captures Tatooine
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
Star Wars has one of the biggest fan bases of any franchise in history, but for those wishing to visit the movies locations in Tunisia are being warned to stay away due to jihadist activity!
The location is actually called Tataouine, which was the inspiration for Luck Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine. Now the location, often visited by fans of the movie who wish to see some of the famous filming locations used in the movie should keep well clear of the location, as it has become a way-station for terrorists looking to enter Libya to join ISIS.
Two arms caches have been found there this month, with rocket-propelled grenade launchers, 20,000 rounds of ammunition and more. Certainly not something you would want to get caught up in as a tourist, especially not with many recent headlines of tourists being taken captive by terrorist groups around the world.
Of course, the warning to stay out of the location goes beyond Star Wars fans wanting to visit the locations that inspired parts of the movie, as all international tourists are being advised to keep clear of Tunisia at this time.