Isis in Libya: Executions and ‘unbearable’ atrocities in group’s biggest stronghold outside Iraq and Syria

Isis has executed civilians for “sorcery” and “insulting God” in its newest stronghold in Libya as it gathers power in the vacuum left by the country’s civil war.

The so-called Islamic State controls more than 120 miles of Mediterranean coastline, mostly around the city of Sirte, where militants seized power last year.

The hometown of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been transformed into a theatre of the oppression and brutality practiced in Syria and Iraq, with regular public executions and corpses left hanging or “crucified” in the streets.