U.S. Brings 2 ISIS Members to U.S. For Trial in Virginia

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, two of the four ISIS members known as "the Beatles" who are accused of being prison guards who tortured Americans James Foley, Kayla Mueller, Steven Sotloff, and Peter Kassig while they were held as hostages, are coming to the United States for trial in Virginia. This follows months of neogtiating with Great Britain which finally agreed to turn over evidence in its possession based on on William Barr's agreement not to charge a death penalty offense.

The third member of the group, British citizen Aine Davis, is being held in Turkey. The fourth member and leader of the group,"jihadi john" aka Mohammed Emwazi, was targeted and killed in a U.S. airstrike several years ago.

Several European journalists captured and held by ISIS were eventually released, when their countries or families paid the ransom. The U.S. and Britain do not pay ransom, and thus,Foley and the other Americans were killed.

And still no definitive word on what happened to John Cantlie. Most assume he is dead, but some captured ISIS fighters have said they saw him after the collapse of ISIS in Iraq. [More...]

And no,Donald Trump did not defeat ISIS, It conducts attacks almost every day,it just has moved to Africa, Mali, and Malaysia. It remains active in Iraq. It no longer governs as a state, since it has no territory, but it is alive and well and growing as a resurrgent, underground group.

While the identities of "the Beatles" were a mystery for a long time, by 2016 they had all been identified.

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