Ex-ISIL detainees tell horror stories of captivity in Aleppo

Friends of Syria

Horror stories have begun to emerge in the wake of the freeing of several hundred captives of the Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Aleppo.

Other terrorist groups from the so-called Free Syrian Army, the extremist Islamic Front, and several independent groups have been locked in a campaign against the hardline Al-Qaeda militants of ISIL over the past week.

Wednesday’s rebel capture of a central detention facility used by ISIL in Aleppo – a children’s eye hospital in the neighborhood of Qadi Askar – led to freedom for several hundred people, who have begun to tell their stories of captivity.

Two eight-minute videos posted on YouTube by media activists from the city featured interviews with former captives of the militant group.

In one, Milad Shehabi, a prominent media activist who was himself detained last month, said he spent his first 13 days of captivity blindfolded, and…

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