A man was tortured to death by militants fighting for the Turkish-backed Nour al-Din al-Zenki movement who are now on control of the Akhtarin town in northern Aleppo countryside.
Local sources said that Mahmud Akhtarini was arrested by a group of Zenki militants at midnight on charges of being a member of the ISIS terror organization. Four hours later, Mahmud was reported dead after being brutally tortured.
The sources confirmed that the victim was mentally retarded.
The Turkish backed group is notorious for beheading a 12 year-old boy in Aleppo city, for allegedly being a fighter of the Palestinian Liwaa Al Quds (Al-Quds Brigade).
In November, the town was captured by an alliance of rebel forces fighting under the “Euphrates Shield”; a cross-border military operation by Turkish military and allied forces to secure the borders against ISIS.