World Who are the IS fighters nicknamed 'The Beatles'?

12:17  10 february  2018
12:17  10 february  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Sky News has taken a closer look at the four west Londoners who left home to fight for the Islamic State. The capture of two British men in Syria means all four of the IS fighters in a notorious group nicknamed ' The Beatles ' are now accounted for.

The capture of two British men in Syria means all four of the IS fighters in a notorious group nicknamed ‘ The Beatles ’ are now accounted for.

The British jihadis known as 'The Beatles'© Sky The British jihadis known as 'The Beatles'

The capture of two British men in Syria means all four of the IS fighters in a notorious group nicknamed 'The Beatles' are now accounted for.

American officials revealed on Thursday Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh had been detained by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, following the death of ringleader Mohammed Emwazi in a 2015 drone strike and the imprisonment of Aine Davis in Turkey.

The White House believes the group - nicknamed by prisoners because of their English accents - are responsible for the beheading of more than 27 hostages, and that they have used torture methods including waterboarding and electrocution.

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The capture of two British men in Syria means all four of the IS fighters in a notorious group nicknamed ‘ The Beatles ’ are now accounted for. Sky News has taken a closer look at the four west Londoners who left home to fight for Islamic State.

The seize of 2 British males in Syria approach all 4 of the IS combatants in a infamous team nicknamed ‘ The Beatles ’ are actually accounted The militant who was referred to as “Jihadi John” moved from Kuwait to the United Kingdom along with his circle of relatives when he used to be six.

Sky News has taken a closer look at the four west Londoners who left home to fight for Islamic State.

Mohammed Emwazi

Mohammed Emwazi© Other Mohammed Emwazi

The militant who became known as "Jihadi John" moved from Kuwait to the UK with his family when he was six.

He attended state schools and studied computer science at the University of Westminster before leaving for Syria in 2013, where he would take on his infamous moniker.

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The capture of two British men in Syria means all four of the IS fighters in a notorious group nicknamed ' The Beatles ' are now accounted for. Sky News has taken a closer look at the four west Londoners who left home to fight for Islamic State.

The capture of two British men in Syria means all four of the IS fighters in a notorious group nicknamed ' The Beatles ' are now accounted for. American officials revealed on Thursday Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh had been detained by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces

Emwazi - described by IS as an "honourable brother" - appeared in a string of IS videos showing the execution of foreign hostages, starting with the beheading of American James Foley in August 2014.

The 27-year-old went on to appear in numerous other clips, including those which showed the execution of British aid workers Alan Henning and David Haines, American journalist Steven Sotloff, and US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig.

Emwazi was last seen in a video showing the execution of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto in January 2015 and was killed in a US strike on 12 November 2015 in the then IS stronghold of Raqqa.

Aine Davis

Police handout photo of Amal El-Wahabi's husband Aine Davis (left)© PA Police handout photo of Amal El-Wahabi's husband Aine Davis (left)

According to senior intelligence officials, Davis was plotting an imminent terrorist attack in Europe when he was arrested on the eve of the Paris atrocity in November 2015.

He was taken into custody by Turkish police at a villa just a couple of hours away from the Turkish city of Istanbul, which officials believe was the likely target, and he has remained behind bars ever since.

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The capture of two British men in Syria means all four of the IS fighters in a notorious group nicknamed ' The Beatles ' are now accounted for. The four, all from London, were nicknamed " the Beatles " because of their British accents. The Syrian fighters who apprehended them told US

:: Who are the IS fighters nicknamed ' The Beatles '. Image: The men were in same group as 'Jihadi John' - who died in a drone strike. Last week, it was reported the Home Office had taken the unusual step of stripping both Kotey and Elsheikh of their UK citizenship

Davis is serving a seven-and-a-half year prison sentence for plotting the attack.

Before he went to Syria, Davis had led a life of crime in west London. He grew up in Hammersmith and would go on to become a drug dealer, before eventually converting to Islam and becoming radicalised during his time in jail.

His wife Amal El-Wahabi was jailed for two years in 2014 after being convicted of funding terrorism.

The Old Bailey heard how she had convinced a friend to smuggle €15,380 into Turkey to finance her husband's fighting with IS.

Alexanda Kotey

Alexanda Kotey© Other Alexanda Kotey

The 34-year-old, from Paddington, was born in London and is said to be a Queens Park Rangers fan.

Described by neighbours as a "reserved, polite boy", Kotey is believed to have attended the Al Manaar mosque in Notting Hill with Emwazi after converting to Islam as a teenager.

He would leave his London life and two children behind to travel to Syria in 2009.

Since becoming a member of IS, the terrorist is believed to have helped recruit other Britons to join the terror group, which has been driven out of its Syrian strongholds, including Raqqa.

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Britain and America are set for a diplomatic row over two captured Islamic State fighters who were part of a group dubbed “ The Beatles ”. The murder squad they were part of, which also included Mohammed Emwazi – known as “Jihadi John” – and Aine Davis, was nicknamed “ The Beatles ”

Many people who became religiously aligned to the Islamic State, it is a default, just like being born into a certain country." The group's ringleader Mohammed Emwazi, who became known as 'Jihadi John', died after a drone strike in 2015. :: Who are the IS fighters nicknamed ' The Beatles '?

According to the US State Department, Kotey acted as a guard for IS and "likely engaged in the group's executions and exceptionally cruel torture methods, including electronic shock and waterboarding".

El Shafee Elsheikh

El Shafee ElSheikh is from London. Pic: Facebook© Other El Shafee ElSheikh is from London. Pic: Facebook

The 29-year-old came to Britain as a child refugee from Sudan and lived in White City, west London.

Before his transformation into a jihadist, Elsheikh worked as a mechanic and was described by his mother, Maha Elgigouli, as "very clever" and a "nice boy".

His father, Rashid Sidahmed Elsheikh, who worked as a translator in the capital, told The Guardian that his son's radicalisation was "lightning fast".

Like Kotey, the US State Department said he had "earned a reputation for waterboarding, mock executions, and crucifixions" while serving as a jailer for IS.

Before that he had been a member of al Qaeda, joining after travelling to Syria in 2012.

He had a daughter called Maha with a Syrian wife, and his first wife, an Ethopian woman from Canada, had joined them and had a son named after his brother Mahmoud, who died fighting for IS in Iraq last year.

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