Last of IS ‘Beatles’ gang captured in Syria

Image copyright KOTEY/ FAMILY HANDOUT Image caption Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh were the last members of the cadre at large

Two British boys believed to be members of a notorious Islamic State group( IS) cell have been abducted by Syrian Kurdish boxers, US administrators say.

Alexanda Kotey, 34, and El Shafee Elsheikh, 29, were the last members of the cell to remain at large.

The four, all from London, were nicknamed “the Beatles” because of their British accents.

US administrators said the “execution cell” had beheaded at least 27 Western hostages and tortured many more.

Who were the IS ‘Beatles’?

Mohammed Emwazi – dubbed Jihadi John, was the cloaked partisan from west London who featured in terrible IS videos, razzing Western strengths before beheading captives. Martyrs who appeared in those videos included British assist proletarians David Haines and Alan Henning, US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and American aid worker Peter Kassig. The alleged ringleader of the group, he was killed in a hum ten-strike in 2015 in Raqqa, the onetime de facto IS capital in Syria

Aine Davis, likewise from west London, was convicted of has become a major IS member and He was prison in Turkey last year on terrorism bills, after being arrested near Istanbul in 2015.

Alexanda Kotey, another west Londoner, took part in the anguish of captives, the US State Department says, and too behaved as a recruiter for IS

El Shafee Elsheikh “earned a reputation for waterboarding, simulated implementations, and crucifixions” while serving as the cell’s protector, the U.s. state department says

Image caption The Islamic State group has been all but destroyed in Syria