Kurdish fighters capture last two British ISIS 'Beatles'

Kurdish fighters capture last two British ISIS 'Beatles'

The two men, named by US military officials on Thursday as Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, were the last two members of the group to remain at large.

She said: "I was completely in shock".

A Frenchmen who survived detention by Islamic State fighters says he wants justice, not revenge, now that two members of the notorious insurgent cell dubbed "The Beatles" have been captured. Haines said she wanted to "look them in the eye and let them know I am who I am and they have certainly destroyed a big part of my life".

"It's hugely significant for a lot of the Western countries who had hostages who were captured by Islamic State", he said. "So everybody has a right for a fair trial and for justice".

"We must absolutely prevent them reversing the situation by depicting them as victims. If they don't get justice, they will use it to fuel their propaganda".

They were the last two members of the brutal "Beatles" group of four British militants to remain at large.

All four members of the group lived in West London before moving to Syria. Both men were stripped of their British citizenship, according to the New York Times, and it is not clear if the Justice Department will seek to prosecute the men or whether the us military will take custody of them.

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It effectively renders Kotey, who has a Ghanaian father and Greek Cypriot mother, and Elsheikh, who moved to Britain from Sudan as a child, stateless.

By effectively washing its hands of the two men, Britain has left the way open for America, which is thought to already have the pair in custody in a USA special forces facility in adjoining Iraq, to decide on the manner of their disposal. He is believed to have beheaded American and British hostages.

Along with Mohammed Emwazi - the killer nicknamed Jihadi John - and Aine Davis, they are thought to have been part of the group named after the famous '60s band due to their English accents.

He said that Kotey was being questioned but did not specify who by. It said the British militant was "said to have earned a reputation for waterboarding, mock executions, and crucifixions while serving as an [IS] jailer". The gang's fourth member, Aine Davis, was sentenced to seven years in a Turkish prison last year on terrorism charges.

The American authorities must now decide whether to extradite the two men to the mainland United States to face a criminal trial or place them in military custody, possibly in the notorious Guantanamo Bay camp.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has always been an outspoken supporter of continuing to use the wartime prison at Guant√°namo Bay in Cuba and the military commissions held there. "This hatred has to stop somewhere and it can only be stopped if we can capture people who continue to promote and recruit for it".

It is understood that Kotey and Elsheikh have been stripped of their British citizenship, but the Home Office says it can not comment on individual cases.

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