The Philippines military has discovered five people decapitated by Islamic jihadis, in the militant controlled city of Marawi.
According to Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Garcia of the Western Mindanao Command, the five were found among 17 other bodies. Other civilians have been used by the jihadis as human shields or killed when they refused to convert to radical Islam.
“All they do is just to kill and destroy, and killing in a most brutal way,” the said President Rodrigo Duterte. “They enjoy decapitating people.” Duterte has called the jihadi takeover of the city as a “very dangerous situation,” as the country’s young Muslims buy into the “mass insanity.”
As reported in the Daily Caller:
The military warned that atrocities are expected to continue as Filipino troops liberate Marawi, where the armed forces have been combating militants affiliated with Islamic separatist groups, specifically the ISIS-aligned Maute Group, for over a month. The militants, who carry the black ISIS standard into battle, have torched schools and churches, slaughtered civilians, and taken hostages.
The military has leveled whole sections of the city through airstrikes and bombing runs in an attempt to exterminate the terrorists attempting to build an Islamic caliphate in the southern Philippines.
Early in the campaign, the extremists bound and executed civilians who failed to recite prayers from the Quran. As the battle raged on, the Islamic State released images of its fighters gunning down captured Christians in Marawi, which ISIS has claimed for the caliphate. The armed forces revealed Tuesday that the radical militants have also been turning women female hostages into sex slaves, while other captive civilians, including young children, are forced onto the battlefield to loot supplies, carry the wounded to local mosques for medical care, and serve as human shields.