Beatles Cell, The (Islamic State / ISIS) -- CELL PROFILE

Alexanda Kotey and Shafee Elsheikh were the last of the Beatles to be captured in January 2018 by Kurdish forces. Both have publicly objected to being able to get a fair trial in the United Kingdom.   In a video interview with Sky News in Kobani,  Mr. Kotey tried to justify his participation with Islamic State by saying that many members “would have disagreed” with the killings “on the grounds that there is probably more benefit in them being political prisoners”.  Mr. Elsheikh said the videotaped beheadings were a “mistake” and might not have been justified. But also added the videos were in retaliation for the killings of civilians by the United States-led coalition fighting IS.  Aine Davis, was arrested in Turkey, convicted there in 2017 and sentenced to seven years in prison.VideosInterview (Parts 1 & 2) El Shafee Elsheikh - 08 April 2018Elsheikh makes no eye contact during the interview and expresses no regrets…

Beatles Cell, The (Islamic State / ISIS) -- CELL PROFILE, also known as Slaughter Battalion is an active group formed c. 2013.
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