On the twelfth day, they ran out of food and water. Staying put was no longer an option.
“Come what may, because these people were going to die of hunger – rather than ISIS bullets or military bombs – I had to make a decision,” said Mr Norodin.
“After dawn prayers, I woke them up and said, ‘Let’s get ready, we are going to break out’.”
He instructed the men to carry the children and the women to dress like Muslims with their heads covered, so that they would look like families. And he told them to keep shouting “Allahuakbar” (Allah is great, in Arabic).
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