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Duterte imposes martial law to retake city held by ISIS-linked rebels

Islamic extremists start executing Christians after taking the Philippine city of Marawi

Duterte imposes martial law to retake city held by ISIS-linked rebels

ISIS-linked militants reportedly captured nine Christians, tied their hands together and shot them dead in a city in the Philippines.

The Maute group forced the civilians off their truck at a roadside checkpoint in Marawi City on Wednesday and murdered them after they were identified as Christian, local media reported.

Harrowing images show the group lying dead face-down in the grass, amid reports that villagers are afraid to move the bodies because terrorists are still in the area.

One policeman was similarly caught at a checkpoint set up by the militants and beheaded on Wednesday, President Rodrigo Duterte said.

It comes as 100 US-trained special forces aboard helicopters and armoured tanks battled to retake the besieged southern city from rampaging jihadis.

This article continues at [UK Daily Mail] Christians 'are tied together and shot dead by ISIS militants' as US-trained special forces battle to retake besieged Philippines city from rampaging jihadis

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