How so Sherman. Ansar al Sharia has spread from Yemen to Libya, even before ISIS did. Plus now we have those in Algeria that have pledged to ISIS. Plus the Benghazi Emirate. Then those in the Sinai pledged to ISIS. So they are in Egypt.
Which now they are moving into N.Africa and will push to the Atlantic Coast.
Then they had those In Tunisia pledge to ISIS too.
An Al-Qaeda-linked Tunisian group has offered backing to the Islamic State organisation that has overrun chunks of Iraq and Syria, becoming the third jihadist group to do so this week, a US-based monitor says. Okba Ibn Nafaa, whose militants Tunisian armed forces have been hunting in mountains near the Algerian border for two years, has identified itself with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the international jihadist network's North African branch.
On Tuesday, AQIM and the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) urged jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against the common threat from a US-led coalition assembled to fight IS. "The mujahedeen brothers in the Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade from... (Tunisia) are supporting, endorsing, and strongly sustaining the State of the Islamic Caliphate," the group said, quoted by SITE Intelligence Group late Friday. "They are urging it to move forward in breaking the borders and crushing the thrones of the tyrants everywhere," SITE quoted a statement on Facebook as saying....snip~
Qaeda Tunisia offshoot offers backing to IS: SITE