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ISIS ‘Beatle’ El Shafee Elsheikh found guilty

IS ‘Beatle’ El Shafee Elsheikh found guilty



ISIS “Beatle” El Shafee Elsheikh has been found guilty of his role in a brutal hostage-taking scheme and conspiring to murder journalists and aid workers.

On Thursday, a jury in Virginia convicted the last member of the ISIS cell known as the “Beatles” of assisting in the kidnapping and deaths of four Americans between 2012 and 2015.

El Shafee Elsheikh was charged with eight counts, according to multiple news sources, including four conspiracy charges relating to his work with ISIS and four charges of hostage taking resulting in death of Americans James Foley, Steven Sotloff, Kayla Mueller and Peter Kassig.

They are also responsible for the deaths of British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, as well as Japanese journalists Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto.

Mohamed Emwazi, Alexanda Kotey and Elsheikh would take hostages and negotiate ransoms or prisoner releases in exchange for the hostages’ freedom. However, some victims were executed on camera by the group.


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