The Manbij Military Council (MMC) on March 16, 2017, released a statement in regards to a footage showing alleged torture of a Daesh member, the statement is as follows:
“In a video recording shared on the social media, a group from the Northern Sun Battalion is seen torturing a Daesh 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.”