A combination image showing Alexander Kotey (left) and Shafee Elsheikh, two British men accused of involvement in the Islamic State's summary executions of Western hostages, photographed in a detention centre in Rmeilan, Syria, in August. Photos: Alice Martin/The Washington Post

James Foley beheading: US to take custody of two British Islamic State militants dubbed the ‘Beatles’

  • Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are accused of being involved in execution of the US journalist and other Western captives
  • Pair are being handed to US military because Turkish incursion into Syria threatens their continued detention by Kurdish forces
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A combination image showing Alexander Kotey (left) and Shafee Elsheikh, two British men accused of involvement in the Islamic State's summary executions of Western hostages, photographed in a detention centre in Rmeilan, Syria, in August. Photos: Alice Martin/The Washington Post
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