A member of Islamic State's religious police smashes up a drum-kit in the streets of Sirte with a sledgehammer, since it is deemed an un-Islamic musical instrument.
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Islamic State’s rule of law in Sirte, Libya

For the past year, so-called Islamic State (IS) group has been imposing its own rule of law in the city of Sirte, its Libyan stronghold. It carries out floggings, amputations, public crucifixions and beheadings.

BBC Monitoring looks at how IS's religious police operate in Sirte.

Video produced by Alexi Peristianis; images courtesy of Getty, EVN, APTN

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  • 20 Jun 2016
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