2 ISIS ‘Beatles’ Indicted on Charges Relating to Beheadings of US Hostages: DOJ

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FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows Alexanda Kotey and Shafee Elsheikh, who the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claim are British nationals, in these undated handout pictures in Amouda, Syria released February 9, 2018. Syrian Democratic Forces/Handout via REUTERS
BY JANITA KAN  October 7, 2020 Updated: October 8, 2020 The Justice Department has indicted two suspected ISIS terrorists for their alleged role in the abduction and killing of four American journalists and aid workers among others in Syria. Alexanda Amon Kotey, 36, and El Shafee Elsheikh, 32, have been placed in FBI custody on charges related to their allegedly participating in the hostage-taking scheme and are expected to appear in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, later on Wednesday, the department announced. Kotey and Elsheikh are two of the four men who were often referred to as “The Beatles” by the hostages for their English accents. Other members of the group include Mohamed Emwaz who was killed in a U.S. military airstrike in November 2015 in Syria
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