Hostages used as human shields by the militants where Iraqi forces closed the western city of Ramadi. Thousands of civilians are stuck and held hostages inside by Islamic State Militants. Whereas, reinforcements are segregated from Ramadi by the Iraqi forces, including the hardline group’s last supply line. Militants are growing abnormal giving residence very hard time to absorb. Reuters spoke to residents telling that it has become extremely hard for them to live in such conditions.
Militants have become more suspicious and prevent them to leave the house, even not letting to use the mobile phones because it is not allowed in the Islamic state. Motorcycle petrol has increased inside the city catching civilians for coming out of their homes.
Civilians eating rotten tomatoes burning woods for cooking, feels like they are living in a sealed casket.