Faisal, who was duped by Islamic extremists into signing up his son and nephew for the battle of Marawi. Photo: Chris Healy

‘I sold my son to I.S.’: how battle for Marawi ripped this Philippine family apart

  • Faisal thought he was giving his two boys a chance to escape poverty. Instead, he had been duped by Islamic State extremists into signing them up for battle
Topic |   Philippines insurgency

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Faisal, who was duped by Islamic extremists into signing up his son and nephew for the battle of Marawi. Photo: Chris Healy
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Chieu Luu

Chieu Luu

Chieu Luu joined the South China Morning Post as Supervising Producer of Video in January 2018, managing the daily operations of the video team as well as producing stories from Hong Kong, China and across Asia. He previously worked for CNN in Hong Kong, CGTN in Beijing and Al Jazeera English in Washington DC and Kuala Lumpur. Chieu began his career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto. He is a graduate of Ryerson University's School of Journalism.