US sentences ISIS Beatles to life behind bars
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Friday, US prosecutorssentenced an Islamic State Organization (ISIS) member of Beatles to a life behind bars on charges of brutal executions of journalists and humanitarian-relief workers during ISIS rise in Syria.
El Shafee Elsheikh, a member of the Beatles, was a ringleaders torturing international hostages, demanding ransom payments from their families and broadcasting videotaped executions to the world.
The Justice Department described the 34-year-old Elsheikh as “the most notorious ISIS member to face a jury trial in the United States.”
Elsheikh, who was found guilty of terrorism charges in Virginia, US, was captured in 2018.
“The Beatles” is a four-strong ISIS cell that is said to be made up of ringleader Mohammed Emwazi, known as Jihadi John, Aine Davis, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh.
It is accused of kidnapping dozens of foreign hostages in Syria between 2012 and 2015.