A personnel of pro-government Libyan forces, who are backed by locals, looks on during clashes in the streets with the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries, an alliance of former anti-Gaddafi rebels, who have joined forces with the Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, in Benghazi December 28, 2014
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Why is Libya so lawless? In 45 seconds

28 January 2015 Last updated at 12:13 GMT

Almost four years after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has descended into chaos as militias do battle with each other.

Fighting between groups once on the same side has destroyed vital infrastructure such as the country's main airport and several oil storage facilities.

Here are some of the reasons the country is so lawless - in 45 seconds.

Video produced by Michael Hirst