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Syrian Kurdish forces capture two British 'IS' militants

Syrian Kurdish forces capture two British 'IS' militants”

It was the hostages who gave them their nickname "The Beatles", after the legendary rock group, for their British accents.

Among the other two members of the "Beatles" group, Mohammed Emwazi - "Jihadi John" - was killed in 2015 in a drone strike by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group.

A separate USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had captured the two in early January in eastern Syria.

Emwazi, who was killed in a U.S. air strike in 2015, appeared in a number of videos in which captives including British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning were beheaded.

A fourth member of the so-called "Beatles", Aine Davis, is imprisoned in Turkey on terrorism charges.

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His identity was revealed two years ago when British intelligence officials said they believed the former fairground mechanic from White City in west London was part of the cell.

Majority were captured in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

The British extremists were known for their brutality.

He "likely engaged in the group's executions and exceptionally cruel torture methods, including electronic shock and waterboarding", according to the State Department.

In total, they killed 27 hostages and tortured many more. He was killed in an airstrike in Syria in 2015.

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Kotey had also acted as a recruiter and was responsible for recruiting several British nationals to join the militant group, the State Department said. ISIL is another acronym for the Islamic State.

According to the U.S., Elsheikh traveled to Syria in 2012 and first joined al-Qaida's branch there, and then later joined IS.

"El-Shafee el-Sheikh and Kotey represent a small portion of the hundreds of foreign-born ISIS terrorists from several nations who have been taken off the battlefield by Syrian Democratic Forces in eastern Syria since October 2017", the official said, requesting anonymity.

In March 2017, the State Department sanctioned Elsheikh, saying he was "said to have earned a reputation for waterboarding, mock executions, and crucifixions while serving as an ISIS jailer". American officials were informed in mid-January that the militia might have captured the men.

The pair were handed over to United States special forces, according to the New York Times, with their identities confirmed using fingerprints and other measurements. Cmdr. Sarah Higgins of the Navy, a Pentagon spokeswoman for detention policy issues, declined to comment.

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