Late Corporal Ahmed Saidi posthumously decorated and promoted
Late Corporal Ahmed Saidi has been decorated posthumously with the Insignias of the Order of the Republic (fourth grade) by virtue of presidential decree No. 2018-54 of May 21, 2018.
Saidi who has also been decorated with the military medal and promoted, posthumously, to the Sergeant grade. The promotion decision will take effect as from January 1, 2018, as mentioned in the Official Gazette of the Tunisian Republic (JORT).
Saidi was killed on April 10 in clashes with terrorist groups in Mghila (Kasserine governorate).
Spokesperson for the Defence Ministry Belhassan Oueslati had told TAP that the Corporal was hit by bullets as he intervened to counter looting operations committed by terrorists in houses near Mghilla Mountain. The terrorists were attempting to supply themselves with foodstuff.
Saidi died of his wounds as he arrived to the local hospital in Kasserine.