Muslims have been helping Christians to escape ISIS-affiliated Maute Group attackers in the devastated city of Marawi in the southern Philippines. More than three weeks after the fighting started, around 1,000 residents remain trapped in the besieged cities as fighting rages between the Philippine Army and Islamist rebels.

Fighters from local groups including the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf killed and kidnapped Christians in Marawi, injuring others in crossfire. In the initial siege, Christians and a Catholic priest were taken as hostages and used as human shields.

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