Turkish-backed Militants Torture a Boy in Northern Syria*
Turkish-backed rebels fighting the Islamic State in northern Syria was filmed torturing a blindfolded boy in what apparently looks like an interrogation session.
In the footage, a blindfolded, handcuffed boy, who is seemingly under the age of 15 years old, is shown harshly beaten by a militant wearing a full military uniform while asked to “talk”.
The agitated interrogator even fire one shot from his AK-47 rifle to further terrify the boy.
An elderly man is shown sitting next to the child; blindfolded, handcuffed and panic-stricken.
The blue badges wrapped around the militants’ right arms suggest they are either from Sham Legion or Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement; both are Islamist groups backed by Turkey to fight the Syrian Army.
The footage is likely to have been recorded in Jarabulus; a bordering town that the Turkish-backed rebels – supported by Turkish tanks – have seized from ISIS nearly a month ago.
On July 19, fighters from Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement brutally beheaded a youngster they have captured near Handarat refugee camp in northern Aleppo for allegedly being a pro-Assad fighter.