The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that Daesh has been detaining around 900 Kurds for three weeks in the governorate of Aleppo amidst severe clashes to liberate the city of Manpaj from the extremist group, Sky News TV has reported. The Kurds are being held near Al-Bab neighbourhood, which is controlled by Daesh militants.
A spokesman for the militia of the Democratic Syria Forces, which has a Kurdish majority, confirmed the detentions. He suggested that it was revenge for the attack on Manbaj.
While some of the detainees have been forced to dig tunnels in areas controlled by Daesh, the others are being held in a number of prisons.