DailyMail — Christians are disguising themselves by borrowing hijabs to escape the ISIS militants holding 1,500 people hostage in a besieged Philippines town.
More than three weeks after Islamist militants stormed the southern Filipino town of Marawi, starving locals are said to have resorted to extreme measures including eating their blankets to stay alive.
The civilians trapped in battle-torn neighbourhoods are being driven to daring escapes by the threat of capture, starvation and bombing by the military.
Five police officers and five Christian civilians dashed across the town’s commercial district this morning, ducking for cover from a sniper, to reach a government-controlled area on the Agus River western bank.
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