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Manbij Military Council on torture allegations: We are committed to laws of war

NEWS DESK – The General Command of the Manbij Military Council (MMC) stated that a group affiliated to the Northern Sun Battalion had been alleged of torturing an ISIS member in a video recording which was shared on social media.

The council said in its statement released Thursday that its five members in question were referred to the military court to be tried whilst expressing that the council acted in accordance with the laws of war.
The statement released by the MMC in relation to the footage on social media is as follows:
“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. Gangs previously planted mines near areas like El-Heja, Til Codan and areas nearby villages in the region 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 individual upon these incidents.
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.”