(IRIN) – Soldiers burst into his family’s compound one evening in late May. He watched as they gouged a large hole into his backyard. “My family and I were so terrified, thinking they would massacre us and bury us in the hole,” Ampaso said. His home was overrun. Outside, his city was under siege: a few kilometres away, toward Marawi’s city centre, the Philippine military was tumbling into a drawn-out campaign to root out Islamist militants.