The jihadist 'Beatles': Britons who became the face of Isis cruelty

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Four Londoners’ depravity was showcased in shocking videos. Now the last two are in captivity

Exhausted and strikingly different in appearance from the other captives, the two new prisoners were believed by Kurdish militia leaders to be among Islamic State’s cadre of foreign fighters.

But it was not until mid-January, around one week after their capture in eastern Syria, that the Kurds – and their CIA colleagues at the interrogation centre where they were holding the prisoners – knew exactly who they had: Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, Britain’s two most wanted terror suspects. They had finally been caught – and they were ready to talk.

Related: ‘The Beatles’ are dead or captured. But how to deal with Britain’s Isis fighters? | Mary Dejevsky

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