Syrian Kurdish forces capture two British 'IS' militants

British IS militant caught as he tried to flee Syria for Turkey

Information about the possible location of the remains of U.S. hostages killed by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria has been provided by two former terrorists captured in January, a media report said.

He told Sky News: "They were part of a group of four British jihadis that we nicknamed "The Beatles", as they were, especially at the end of my captivity, responsible for us as a group of about two dozen western hostages".

This Oct. 19, 2017, image from drone video, shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria, two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said military operations to oust the Islamic State group ended. A U.S.

Colonel John Thomas, a spokesman for US Central Command, said US forces had assisted in identifying the terrorists and were interrogating them. Their identities were then confirmed using fingerprints and other biometric measures.

Turkish authorities have also detained hundreds of people across Turkey suspected of being Islamic State members since IS fighters were defeated in the Syrian city of Raqqa in October by the SDF.

The American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, as well as Abdul-Rahman Kassig, an aid worker are thought to be among their victims.

Davis, a former tube driver and drug dealer from Hammersmith in west London who went to Syria in 2013, reportedly told a BBC journalist to "f*** off" when asked to comment on the verdict.

The mother of James Foley, a United States journalist who was beheaded by the cell, said she wanted the two men to be jailed for life.

He was jailed for seven-and-a-half years in Turkey last year after being found guilty of being a member of a terrorist organisation.

Kotey grew up in Paddington, West London, and has been described as of a Ghanaian and Greek-Cypriot background. Elsheikh was known for "waterboarding, mock executions, and crucifixions" of hostages.

"As a guard for the cell, Kotey likely engaged in the group's executions and exceptionally cruel torture methods, including electronic shock and waterboarding". He also acted as a recruiter for Daesh, persuading several other Britons to join the "cause".

Britain's the Daily Telegraph newspaper said it understood that London would not hinder any moves to extradite the pair to the US.

According to the US, Elsheikh travelled to Syria in 2012 and first joined Al Qaeda's branch there before later joining IS.

"Their crimes are beyond imagination", she said.

His younger brother, Mahmoud, followed him to the war zone and was killed fighting for Daesh in Iraq a year ago.

He was caught as he attempted to cross the border into Turkey as Syrian Democratic Forces pursued the militants in Syria. While rumours have surfaced repeatedly over the past three years of Baghdadi's death or wounding in airstrikes, United States counterterrorism officials believe he is alive and most likely hiding in the Sunni border areas straddling Iraq and Syria.

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