Military spokesman Jo-Ar Herrera said that seven residents who have escaped expose how does the terror group treat their hostages.
Herrera added that civilians were forced to convert to Islam, help in rescuing wounded rebels and some are even pushed to marry some militants.
Dead bodies of residents were left scattered in the streets.
“This is what is happening inside, this is very evident. These are evil personalities,” he claimed.
Escapees' accounts, even unverified, are the latest testimonies on what is really happening in the conflict zone that is still in captive for 5 weeks already.
President Rodrigo Duterte expresses his deep sadness with the crisis and promises for a prosperous Marawi City in the near future.
“I know the deployment of snipers and where they hid their firearms. I already had the complete picture and I knew that would be a long fight,” he said.
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