By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 21 December 2015:
IS has announced that it has set up a new police force in Sirte. The . . .[restrict]terrorist group has released video footage which opens with a shot showing a parade of men in smart blue uniforms with police flashes on their left shoulders.
All are wearing black balaclavas and most carry Kalashnikovs. They are ranked in front of a line of shiny new white Toyota trucks. Their leader speaks to them with a pronounced Tunisian accent.
Later shots in the film show the gunmen on patrol, receiving a cheery wave from one of the few men on the streets. A sequence showing two police vehicles parked on either side of a wide intersection, contains some remarkably un-Libya motoring, as drivers in the sparse traffic edge their way cautiously through the junction, under the watchful gaze of the gunmen. [/restrict]