Libyan journalist, currently working in the city of Derna - eastern Libya - cover the activity of Islamic groups within the city, and what is happening in the area of the clashes and air bombardment.
Update: the Islamic Youth Shura Council declares its allegiance to ISIS in February 2015.
Dozens of armed and masked gunmen from the "Islamic Youth Shura Council" militia roamed the streets of Derna in a military parade on April 7, 2014. According to activists, about 150 militants drove around Derna in SUVs. The "Islamic Youth Shura Council" issued a statement saying it plans to take over security in Derna. The group also announced the formation of a legal committee to settle differences between people and arrange reconciliations on the basis of Sharia law. Since the 2011 revolution, official institutions and security forces have been absent from Derna. After the parade, the militia sent its troops at the city's entrances and set up roadblocks and check-points.
Forces loyal to the former Libyan army general Khalifa Haftar conducted airstrikes on the eastern Libyan city of Derna, which is controlled by extremist militias affiliated to ISIS, such as "The Islamic Youth Shura Council".
This video shows the extensive damage to an unfinished house, which the owner says was caused by one of the airstrikes.
Siraj Ebrik, the house owner, says that he never held any weapons in the building.
Armed militants affiliated to ISIS parade down the streets of Derna, Libya showing off their weapons and brandishing the black ISIS flag.