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26th Mar 2015

Luke Skywalker’s hometown is ‘under Islamic State control’

Do those militants know who they are messing with?


The hometown of the greatest Jedi in the universe is now reportedly under the control of a group much more sinister than the Galactic Empire.

The village in Tunisia where parts of Star Wars: A New Hope were filmed is now being used by the so-called Islamic State as a staging post for its militants, some media reports say.

A weapon cache has been located near the site 60 miles east of the Libyan border, and several men attempting to join the fighters in the region have been arrested nearby by Tunisian authorities.

Fans of Star Wars are being warned to stay away from Luke Skywalker’s hometown – known locally as Tataouine – until the IS menace can be destroyed.