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Tunisia ex-president Ben Ali buried in Medina
Mourners carry the coffin of the late former Tunisian president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali during his funeral in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Medina, on September 21, 2019. (AFP)

Tunisia’s former president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali was buried in the Muslim holy city of Medina on Saturday after he died in exile in Saudi Arabia.

Ben Ali died Thursday in the city of Jeddah.

Some of his family were to receive condolences on Sunday in an upmarket suburb of Tunis, according to a small notice published in Tunisia’s La Presse newspaper.

Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died aged 83.