ISIS Take Tatooine: ‘Star Wars’ Fans Warned Away From Locations In Tunisia
Star Wars fans have been warned away from locations in Tunisia that once served as Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s home planet, which have now reportedly become a waypoint for ISIS militants.The region around the town of Tataouine served as the backdrop for the desert planet, known as Utapau in early drafts of the script, and while the settlement itself was not actually used in the Star Wars films, it did lend its name to the saga. Scenes from not only the first Star Wars movie, but also the prequels were filmed in the nearby area, making the location a mecca of sorts for fans. Recent developments, however, have led authorities to warn Star Wars tourists away, as the town has become a way-station for ISIS militants seeking to enter Lybia, according to CNN.
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