Efforts to establish a capable central government in Libya have complicated the Obama administration’s efforts to root out the growing base used by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), top intelligence said Thursday.

There are “a spectrum of political views” within the two competing factions trying to control Libya, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a House Intelligence Committee hearing.

“There is, to the extent there can be in Libya, a fair amount of agreement that ISIL poses a threat to Libya as a nation state,” he added, using an alternate acronym for ISIS. “And I think there is sentiment among most parties — but not all — that this represents a threat to the country.”

“That’s the difficulty here. There is a wide range of views among the political spectrum in Libya.”