Aleppo: Islamic State militants have abducted 900 Kurdish civilians in Aleppo in retaliation for an offensive on a nearby stronghold.
The jihadis are reportedly forcing their prisoners to dig bunkers and trenches and are sending boys as young as 12 to fight on the front lines wearing ISIS uniforms.
At least 26 of those abducted have been killed for refusing to follow orders, reports reveal. The abductions come amid fierce fighting for control of Manbij – a key ISIS stronghold in Syria.
The abductions come amid fierce fighting for control of Manbij – a key ISIS stronghold in Syria Extremists there are being routed from the town center by the largely Kurdish and U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces.
IS militants began abducting Kurdish civilians in retaliation the offensive on Manbij three weeks ago, said SDF spokesman Sherfan Darwish.
‘Whenever Daesh is defeated, they retaliate against civilians,’ Darwish said, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS, adding that there are whole families among those taken.