Two notorious British ISIS members believed to be involved in the brutal torture and beheadings of Western hostages are being detained by U.S.-backed rebel forces in Syria, U.S. officials confirmed. The pair were part of a group of four ISIS members from the United Kingdom nicknamed “The Beatles” by their hostages because of their English accents and origins.
According to two U.S. officials, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were recently captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces and are being interrogated by U.S. interrogators.
Kotey and Elsheikh were the two remaining members of the ISIS “Beatles” quartet who remained on the battlefield.
The group’s ringleader, Mohammed Emwazi, who was nicknamed “Jihadi John“, was killed in a 2015 CIA drone strike.