Directorate 4 blog noticed a peculiar thing in RT produced semi-documentary film “The Road to Raqqa”, broadcasted in September of 2017. (link to the RTD website) The text below is based on the post released by Directorate 4.
Amidst routing demonizing of ISIS and glorifying of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (Kurdish militias are their core), one thing stands out. One of the centerpieces of the documentary is an interview with a male nurse of an improvised hospital in a part of Raqqa. Adham, the male nurse, tells a real tear-jerker of a story about him joining the Kurdish forces. “In Aleppo I fought against ISIS,” Adham says. “Somebody told them about me, and I was caught and imprisoned.”
Then Adham tells about the tortures he had to endure. During questioning, he was tortured and beat up, in order to make him admit he had been fighting against ISIS. But he kept silent. In the end, they had Adham’s hands nailed to some planks, hanging him up by his hands. They’ve crucified him. This is quite shocking, considering you can see his hands clearly during his impassioned story, and they look fine. No traces, scars or any other damage, really. Apparently, a 150lb man was crucified with nothing to show for it. This seems pretty suspect.
The suspicions were proven to be correct, when a certain media outlet published a video with what looks like Adham’s photo and information. It turns out the poor victim of Islamic State was could be a terrorist. The video shows the man that looks like Adham in the uniform and even has him holding a cut off head of an unknown person.
The outlet also says that this person, while being in ISIS, fought against the opposition known as the Free Syrian Army.
If confirmed, this finding could be an interesting example of how the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces treat former ISIS members.