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Syria war: Last of British IS 'Beatles' gang captured by Kurds
bbc.com ^ | 2/8/2018 | ADMIN

Posted on 02/08/2018 3:41:40 PM PST by bitt

Two British men believed to be members of a notorious Islamic State group (IS) cell have been seized by Syrian Kurdish fighters, US officials say. Alexanda Kotey, 34, and El Shafee Elsheikh, 29, were the last two members of the cell to remain at large. The four, all from London, were nicknamed "the Beatles" because of their British accents. US officials said the "execution cell" had beheaded more than 27 Western hostages and tortured many more. Who were the IS 'Beatles'? The US state department says the four-man cell was responsible for beheading several Westerners. They are:

Mohammed Emwazi - dubbed Jihadi John, beheaded a number of Western hostages on video. The west Londoner was killed in a drone strike in 2015 in Raqqa, the former de facto IS capital in Syria Aine Davis, also from west London, was convicted of being a senior IS member and jailed in Turkey last year Alexanda Kotey, another west Londoner, took part in the torture of hostages, the US State Department says, and also acted as a recruiter for IS El Shafee Elsheikh "earned a reputation for waterboarding, mock executions, and crucifixions" while serving as the cell's guard, the US state department says The alleged ringleader of the group was Emwazi who was killed in an air strike in Syria in 2015. He was the masked militant who featured in gruesome IS videos, taunting Western powers before beheading hostages. Aine Davis was jailed in Turkey last year on terrori

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: beatles; beheadings; erdogan; failedstate; hassannasrallah; hezbollah; iran; israel; jihadists; kurdistan; lebanon; receptayyiperdogan; syria; turkey
These animals were responsible for holding captive and beheading approximately two dozen hostages, including several Westerners, the US State Department said last year.

Among them were American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and American aid worker Peter Kassig.

1 posted on 02/08/2018 3:41:40 PM PST by bitt
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2 posted on 02/08/2018 3:42:02 PM PST by bitt (We dont need an electric chair, we need electric bleachers.)
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To: bitt

More of Obama’s “bumps in the road”


3 posted on 02/08/2018 3:43:12 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: bitt
Haha. They caught Paul and Ringo.

May their guts be strewn across the universe.

4 posted on 02/08/2018 3:43:26 PM PST by bagster (Even bad men love their mamas.)
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“Their capture was first reported by the New York Times, who noted that American officials had wanted to keep the news secret.

The aim was “to allow analysts more time to pursue the intelligence leads developed from their detention and prepare raids against unsuspecting Islamic State targets”, the newspaper said.

The Syrian fighters who apprehended them told US officials in mid-January that the two may have been captured, and the men’s identities were later confirmed using fingerprints and other biometric data.

The families of the men were not aware of the capture until the story was reported by news organisations, they told the BBC this evening.”

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thanks, NYTimes.....


5 posted on 02/08/2018 3:44:06 PM PST by bitt (We dont need an electric chair, we need electric bleachers.)
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p79

You missed one...

6 posted on 02/08/2018 3:45:54 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

What song are they working on. “Love is Blind”?


7 posted on 02/08/2018 3:55:14 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: bitt

He needs to be turned over to the sovereign government of Syria. People illegally holding Syrian soil need to leave NOW! including this country which has not been invited to be there. If you allow this then don’t complain about China occupying San Francisco or Oregon. International law is quite clear.


8 posted on 02/08/2018 3:56:54 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: bitt
It's the end of the Beatles.
9 posted on 02/08/2018 4:04:07 PM PST by Fiji Hill (u)
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To: raiderboy

International law is quite clear.


and dead.


10 posted on 02/08/2018 4:14:11 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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“Their capture also raises the issue of what happens next. They could be put on trial in the US, since they were allegedly involved in the killing of US hostages - but there may be some in the Trump administration who would like to send them to Guantanamo Bay.

And it is not clear if this is - formally - an issue for the UK Government, as there are reports the pair may have had their UK citizenship stripped from them using powers available to the Home Office.”

In other words, the Brits are squirming themselves into knots to avoid responsibility for punishing these monsters. They might not look perfectly “tolerant”, or be criticized as “islamophobic”. That would be serious, in their view.

Their policy has been pretty much to let these ISIS jihadis come back home, try not to ask them anything embarrassing that might lead them to be prosecuted them for the many crimes they committed, and to get them into Government housing and signed up for welfare checks. The last I heard, they were expecting about 400 to be “re-integrated”.


11 posted on 02/08/2018 4:18:17 PM PST by BeauBo
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To: bitt

I’m told the Yazidis castrated IS captives.

With a sledgehammer.

Just sayin’...


12 posted on 02/08/2018 4:18:29 PM PST by null and void (What do the democrats stand for?)
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To: bitt
And here they are!


13 posted on 02/08/2018 4:18:52 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: bitt

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/men-killed-james-foley

a horrifying period where we learned about Ohumma’s “Jay Vee team”...


14 posted on 02/08/2018 4:20:52 PM PST by bitt (We dont need an electric chair, we need electric bleachers.)
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Cue up "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"


15 posted on 02/08/2018 5:27:17 PM PST by Charles Martel (Progressives are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: PIF

Then here comes China— get ready.


16 posted on 02/08/2018 5:28:29 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: Charles Martel

Haha. Perfect!!


17 posted on 02/08/2018 5:49:36 PM PST by bagster (Even bad men love their mamas.)
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To: raiderboy

According to one source (which I do not remember) the Chinese already have elite troops in Syria hunting Uigur fighters to kill them before they return home.


18 posted on 02/09/2018 1:50:25 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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