FACTBOX-Fractured mosaic of North Africa's militant groups
Reuters - Wed, 1 Oct 2014 05:15 GMT, 01 Oct 2014
ALGIERS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Egyptian security officials have offered military training to pro-government forces in Libya, citing what they said was a growing regional threat from Islamist militants.
North Africa is one of the main sources of jihadi fighters travelling to Syria and Iraq.
Several splinter groups have declared their alliance with Islamic State, while the main group, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has urged jihadists to put aside their differences and call a halt to infighting in Iraq and Syria.