The people who took hostages called the members of the cell. When the four hijackers grew up in London, they had a strong British accent.
Alexanda Kotey, a 38-year-old former British citizen, pleaded guilty in September, pleading responsible for the deaths of 4 American hostages in Syrian Arab Republic About 20 Westerners were kidnapped and tortured during the war in this country.
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Another member of that cell, al-Shafi’i al-Sheikh, who was arrested by Kurdish forces in 2018, was convicted in April after a harsh trial and will be sentenced in the coming months.
The two men appeared Friday at an Alexandria court near Washington, where family members of their victims were able to ask for the word for the last time.
British-born Bethany Haines, the daughter of one of the victims, said: “They kidnapped, tortured and participated in the killing of good and innocent people, and now they will have to live with it for the rest of their lives.” Her father was beheaded by a member of the Beatles.
During the time they stayed in Syrian Arab RepublicFrom 2012 to 2015, the trio oversaw the arrests of at least 27 journalists from weUnited Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Japan, New Zealand and Russia.
Ten of them were executed. The jihadists often boasted of their deaths in the group’s propaganda videos. Islamic country.
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