An article in the TIMES ONLINE states "Al-Qaeda is reportedly trying to unite Jihadist factions in Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya under one banner".

Synagogue Bombing in Tunisia, April 11, 2002:
A suicide bomber detonated a truck loaded with propane gas outside a historic synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia. The 16 dead included 11 Germans, one French citizen, and three Tunisians. Twenty-six German tourists were injured. The Islamic Army for the Liberation of the Holy Sites claimed responsibility.