Breaking: Daesh (ISIS) Terrorists Will Be Extradited To The U.S.

AP Photo/Hussein Malla

Two British militants belonging to a four-member Daesh (ISIS) cell dubbed “The Beatles” are to be extradited to the 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.

Hussein Malla/AP

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 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. 


Our team works tirelessly to ensure Lebanese people have a reliable alternative to the politically-backed media outlets with their heavily-funded and dangerous propaganda machines. We've been detained, faced nonstop cyber attacks, censorship, attempted kidnapping, physical intimidation, and frivolous lawsuits draining our resources. Financial support from our readers keeps us fighting on your behalf. If you are financially able, please consider supporting The961's work. Support The961. Make a contribution now.