TWO members of the notorious ISIS “Beatles” admitted to torturing American journalist James Foley earlier than he was beheaded by Jihadi John in August 2014.
El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey — often known as “George” and “Ringo” — confessed to tormenting Foley and American hostage Kayla Mueller.
Jihadi John sufferer James Foley was beheaded in August 2014[/caption]
In video interviews obtained by NBC earlier this yr, the 2 freely admitted for the primary time their involvement in torturing their hostages.
This included freelance journalist Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria and held by ISIS for 2 years earlier than turning into Jihadi John’s first beheading in August 2014.
Elsheikh stated: “If the guard would ask, ‘Is the meals sufficient?’ among the different prisoners had been very timid.
“It was all the time him who would say, ‘It’s not sufficient’.”
This, he stated, would result in Foley being hit
“I’ve hit him earlier than. I’ve hit many of the prisoners earlier than,” admits Elsheikh.
The duo had been a part of the ISIS “Beatles”, which had been a gaggle of 4 British fighters nicknamed as such by their hostages for his or her accents.
Together with Kotey and Elsheikh, there was additionally Mohammed Emwazi, “John”, and the ultimate member of the “band” is believed to have been Aine Davis, “Paul”.
“John” was killed in an airstrike by the US in November 2015, whereas “Paul” was jailed in Turkey in Might 2017.
Taped interviews emerged earlier this yr the place Kotey and Elsheikh admitted their involvement within the kidnap, torture and rape of American hostage Kayla Mueller.
They confessed to seeing Kayla imprisoned and getting an e-mail tackle from her to attempt to blackmail her mother and father for ransom.
Kotey stated: “She was in a room by herself that nobody would go in.”
Elsheikh added: “I took an e-mail from her myself.
“She was in a big room, it was darkish, and he or she was alone, and…she was very scared.”
Each males denied having ever met her throughout a 2018 interview with the BBC, with Elsheikh saying “who?” and Kotey insisting “we didn’t meet any overseas non-Muslims”.
James Foley was working as a contract conflict correspondent in the course of the Syrian Civil Conflict when he was kidnapped on November 22, 2012[/caption]
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In the meantime households of ISIS victims within the US printed an opinion piece within the Washington Submit begging for the 2 males to be dropped at the US for prosecution.
Kayla’s mum Marsha stated: “They did a lot horror to so many individuals. They have to be introduced right here. They have to be prosecuted.
“The opposite factor that’s actually necessary to me about that is I would like details about Kayla. We all know so little about what occurred to her.”
She added: “I consider these two have extra info than they’re sharing with us. And I consider that we might discover out extra in the event that they had been introduced right here.”
Kayla’s dad Carl Mueller stated: “They’re admitting that they had been there.
“And naturally, they’re not going to inform the darkish aspect of the story.”