Linked to infamous killer Jihadi John, the two men are said to have participated in the torture and beheading of Western hostages.

US authorities say the pair used brutal torture methods
Image:Kotey (L) and Elsheikh: The US says the pair used brutal torture methods. Pic Buzzfeed/ Facebook

Two British Islamic State fighters – part of a group nicknamed The Beatles – have been captured in Syria, US officials say.

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were detained by Kurdish forces in Syria and have reportedly revealed “valuable information” on the IS leadership and structure.

The Londoners were the last members of the group of four Britons who are believed to have tortured and beheaded dozens of people.

Mohammed Emwazi
Image:Emwazi, aka Jihadi John, was killed by a drone strike in 2015

British aid workers Alan Henning and David Haines, and American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were among their suspected victims – beheaded in brutal videos released on the internet.

The group, which also included “Jihadi John” Mohammed Emwazi and Aine Davis, was nicknamed The Beatles because of their English accents.

Ringleader Emwazi was killed in a drone strike in 2015 and Davis is in jail in Turkey after being convicted last year on terrorism charges.

The US government believes the group beheaded more than 27 hostages and used torture methods such as waterboarding and electrocution.


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