The two men are among four members of the IS cell known for torturing and executing more than two dozen hostages More

(WASHINGTON) — The American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured two notorious British members of an Islamic State (ISIS) insurgent cell commonly dubbed “The Beatles” and known for beheading hostages, a U.S. military official said Thursday.

The official said that El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey were captured in early January in eastern Syria. The two men are among four members of the ISIS cell that captured, tortured and beheaded more than two dozen hostages including American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and American aid worker Peter Kassig. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to provide details

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