Black smoke billows in the sky above areas where clashes are taking place between pro-government forces and the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries in Benghazi, Libya August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori
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ISIS has executed and displayed the bodies of four members of a rival group which had staged a revolt against the militants in the central Libyan city of Sirte, residents said.ISIS militants, who have gained a foothold in Libya by exploiting chaos and a security vacuum, also destroyed houses in Sirte belonging to rival fighters, residents said. The fighting typifies the chaos in Libya, where two rival governments and parliaments, together with an assortment of Islamists, tribesmen and armed groups, are battling for control of cities and regions, four years after the fall of veteran leader Moammar Gadhafi. The internationally recognized government has been based in eastern Libya since losing control of the capital Tripoli a year ago to a rival group, which set up its own administration.Egypt has carried out airstrikes inside Libya, including in February after ISIS militants killed 21 Egyptian hostages there.
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