Alexanda Amon Kotey known as Jihadi Ringo and El Shafee Elsheikh, the last two members of a notorious group of Daesh militants known as The Beatles, are being held by US troops in Iraq. They are expected to be shipped to the United States in the middle of the month. Among other things, they are suspected of having taken part in the robbery of ISIS ‘western hostages and their executions.
The so-called Beatles were a notorious group of ISIS foreign fighters who got their name because of their accent. All were from the west of London and the four cultures tortured and killed the western hostages of the organization. Elsheikh is accused of killing journalists who were detained by ISIS.
They are accused of being responsible for the deaths of their 27 hostages.
Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey were arrested in Syria earlier this year. Mohammed Emwazi, who went by the name Jihadi John, was killed in an airstrike in 2015 and Aine Davis was arrested in Turkey and imprisoned there.
NBC News has the expected transfer of the men to the United States according to their sources.
In an interview with NBC this summer, Elsheikh and Kotey admitted that they had been involved in the detention of Kayla Mueller and that they had beaten journalist James Foley, who was later assassinated by Mohammed Emwazi, the Beatles’ leader.
The operation in which former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed was called “Operation Kayla Mueller”It has taken a long time to transport the men to the United States, but this has been delayed due to lawsuits in the UK, where they were British citizens. The British are completely opposed to the death penalty and usually always oppose the sentencing of British citizens to death in other countries. Following this, the Beatles were deprived of their citizenship.
After US Attorney General William Barr promised that the death penalty would be removed from the table, the case resumed.