The Islamic State capture Tataouine, scene of Star Wars

The Islamic State capture Tataouine, scene of Star Wars


Tataouine, famous scene of Star Wars, has fallen under the control of the radicals, who use the buildings as a base of operations.

has conquered the region of Tataouine, Tunisia, where George Lucas shaped the remote planet Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s home in Star Wars . A report issued by the CNN , which ensures that the extremists are crossing the area to travel to the center of the country or across the border with Libya, just 60 kilometers from distance. In fact, this month two weapons deposits hidden among the ruins of the buildings were found, including several rocket-propelled grenade launchers and more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition. This situation has forced the Tunisian government to militarize populated mythical and create a barrier heavily armed containment to resist the thrust of the jihadists.


Tataouine is actually one of the 24 governorates which is divided the Republic of Tunisia, a desert area that was chosen to build the home of Luke Skywalker and for decades was visited by tourists and fans of the saga. Although, curiously, initial intention was to name the planet Utapau So they gathered the first outlines of Star Wars:.. A New Hope

Before plight, Western governments have warned citizens not to travel to the area. Now just have to wait and keep hoping that the ruins of Tatatoine survive the savagery of the extremists.

Part of the story of Star Wars

Tunisia is undoubtedly the country where most outdoor scenes were filmed in the series. Among the most prominent sites are the homes of Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, , with the streets of the city, Sebulba href=”http://es.starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sebulba”> or Watto

 Tatooine. Source: Rebelscum

Tatooine. Source: Rebelscum

These scenarios spread across the vast desert of Tunisia and were stranded after the filming of movies. But the Native soon took advantage and unofficial tours organized by locations and have attracted thousands of visitors for years.





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The Islamic State capture Tataouine, scene of Star Wars
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March 25, 2015

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