Members of a Christian group have taken up arms in a bid to stop the Philippines becoming the new breeding ground for ISIS.

The militia, who call themselves Red God’s Defenders, formed in the mountains in the restive south of the country where the terror group is taking a stranglehold.

Pictures show group burning the black flag of ISIS while fighters raise their weapons in celebration in a symbolic counter-offensive to the jihadist’s propaganda machine.

It comes less than a month after the jihadi group released its first video of a terror training camp in the Filipino jungle and a week after ISIS militants attacked Jakarta.

Heated protest: Filipino members of the armed Christian group calling themselves Red God’s Defenders burn an Islamic State flag in the mountains of Central Mindanao as they take up arms against the terror group.

The militia formed in the mountains in the restive south of the country where ISIS is taking a stranglehold

In the video, several jihadi commanders are shown urging Filipinos to travel to Syria to join ISIS before revealing the group have already started their own terror camp in the Philippines.

The footage shows the ‘soldiers of the Caliphate in the Philippines’ working on their fitness and agility by completing a series of assault course drills.

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