BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:31 A.M.) – The Manbij Military Council (MMC) on Friday confirmed that they have arrested five members of the Northern Sun Battalion who were accused of torturing an ISIS member in a video which was shared on social media, ARA News reported.
Both MMC and Northern Sun Battalion operate as part of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), ARA News explained.
“In a video recording shared on the social media, a group from the Northern Sun Battalion is seen torturing a Daesh (ISIS) member who has previously tried to plant mines,” the Manbij Military Council said.
“Gangs previously planted mines near areas like El-Heja, Til Codan and nearby villages in the region [northern Syria] and 9 members of the Manbij Military Council had lost their lives in mine explosions. It seems that the Northern Sun Battalion members have acted against the ISIS prisoner upon these incidents,” the council added.
“As the General Command of the Manbij Military Council, we are committed to laws of war. We condemn this incident which is contrary to our military morals. We are announcing that the group in question has been referred to the Manbij Military Court for trial,” the council concluded.