Steve Swann, BBC News, Islamic State ‘Beatles’: How 2011 arrests led to convictions, 18 Aug 2022 “Hostages freed by the Islamic State terror cell, known as The Beatles, gave vital evidence to identify their captors, say police.”

BBC News, Elshafee El Sheikh: Ex-Briton ‘Isis Beatle’ sentenced to life in prison “Elsheikh was the only one of the three militants to go on trial in the US, after Kotey pleaded guilty to charges last September and Emwazi was killed in a 2015 drone strike in Syria.”

Metropolitan Police, Statement following the sentencing of El Shafee Elsheikh “The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command provided crucial evidence to the US authorities which was used by prosecutors to bring this case to court.” Substantial intelligence was derived from electronic sources.


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