Militants allied with Islamic State execute Filipinos who could not recite prayers, by Lindsay Murdoch.
Extremists allied with Islamic State are believed to have executed Filipinos in a besieged southern city of the Philippines because they could not cite Islamic prayers, as the death toll from six days of fighting rose to 100, with dozens wounded.
The bodies of eight men, most of them shot in the head with their hands tied behind their backs, have been found on the outskirts of Marawi, 830 kilometres south of Manila. …
Authorities said on Sunday that 2000 civilians remained trapped in the city that was home to 200,000, as the military intensified air strikes to drive out heavily armed militants from the little known but brutal Maute group.
hat-tip Stephen Neil