Two British militants belonging to a four-member Daesh (ISIS) cell dubbed “The Beatles” are to be extradited to the United States to face charges for killing numerous Western hostages.
The two, El-Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey, are suspected to have been involved in the 2014-2015 murders of American journalists James Foley and Steve Stoloff as well as killing Peter Kassig, reported AFP.
The U.S. State Department has accused the terrorist group of capturing and beheading up to two dozen hostages.
Both Daesh members were captured in Syria in 2018 and have been held in U.S. military custody since 2019.
As for the other two members, one (Mohammed Emwazi) was killed in a 2015 drone strike and the other, Aine Lesley Davis, was sentenced to seven years in Turkish prison in 2017.
Elsheikh and Kotey are expected to appear in court on Wednesday afternoon in Alexandria, Virginia.