MADRID, Oct. 10 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The US president, Donald Trump, has said that the last two 'Beatles' of the Islamic State terrorist group, the British Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, are in US custody.
“In case the Kurds or Turkey lose control, the United States has already taken the two Islamic State militiamen linked to beheadings in Syria … and has taken them out of the country to a safe and state-controlled place United, “said the New York tycoon on his Twitter account.
“They are the worst of the worst!”, Said the US leader in relation to the two militiamen, who belonged to a cell responsible for the retention and execution of about 25 hostages, including several foreigners.
The launch of a Turkish military operation in the areas of northeastern Syria that are under the control of Kurdish forces and the withdrawal of US troops have rekindled the fear that the many imprisoned former Islamic State militiamen may be released.
Already on Wednesday Trump had indicated that he had ordered a “certain number” of militiamen out of the jihadist group in Syria. The local newspaper 'The Washington Post' has confirmed that both would have been transferred and are now in US custody.
The group was led by Mohamed Emwazi, known as 'Jihadi John' – who died in a bombing in 2015 – and has been behind the beheading of several journalists and foreign humanitarian workers, including Americans James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Kassig.
Other foreigners executed by the cell were the British David Haines and Alan Henning, the Japanese Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto, and the Russian Sergei Nicolaevich Gorbunov.