Published: Fri, October 11, 2019

Two Brit Isis fighters could face death penalty in the US

Two Brit Isis fighters could face death penalty in the US

Alexanda Kotey, 35, and El Shafee Elsheikh, 31 - whose group got the nickname due to their British accents - are now being held in a "secure location secured by the US", the president said on Twitter.

Asked about extradition to the U.S., he said he had "never committed a crime in the United States" and "has nothing" there.

An legal skilled for Elsheikh's mother has stated that British prosecutors can also rate Kotey with murder and Elsheikh with a minimal of membership in a terrorist group.

The British men are accused of involvement in the beheading of Americans James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Kassig, as well as other Western hostages.

David Haines' daughter Bethany told ITV that she wanted to get "justice" for her father.

It is thought that under the offensive, some Islamic State prisoners could escape as they were being held by Kurd fighters, who are trying to repel Turkish attacks.

During a Wednesday press conference, President Trump said the U.S.is moving a number of Islamic State fighters, along with the two already in custody. The London natives were taken to a US -controlled military location, President Donald Trump said in a tweet.

United States officials confirmed this included Elsheikh, a mechanic from White City in west London, and Kotey, from Paddington, also in west London. "They are the worst of the worst".


USA media reports identified the two as part of the extremely violent all-British four-man cell that kidnapped and tortured foreigners, including journalists, at the height of Islamic State's power in Syria and Iraq.

Kotey and Elsheikh had been in custody of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

In 2014 and 2015, the militant group held more than 20 Western hostages in Syria and tortured many of them. What do you do with up to 10,000 fighters, has been mentioned, and some of them are from Britain? "She recognizes that they'll also merely restful face justice".

The group also included Mohammed Emwazi, known as Jihadi John, who was killed in a United States airstrike in 2015, and Aine Davis, who has been jailed in Turkey.

Kotey, a Muslim convert and a reported father-of-two, was previously described by neighbours in his former west London community as a quiet man who was dedicated to Queens Park Rangers football club.

Elsheikh is said to have come to the United Kingdom in 1993 after his family fled Sudan and claimed asylum.

Foley was captured by ISIS in Syria in 2012. Kotey recalled having prisoners hold up signs urging their governments and families to "be quick or they will be kill me".

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