Flag_of_TunisiaA man credited as a hero of Tunisia’s revolution, Gen. Rachid Ammar, has been promoted to chief of the nation’s armed forces.

Ammar is treated as a hero in this North African nation, credited by the press with refusing to obey orders of then-President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to shoot on crowds of demonstrators.


(READ the Canadian Press story in the Winnipeg Free Press)