One of the “Beatles” of the Islamic State group, sentenced to life in the United States

One of the members of a group of kidnappers from the Islamic State (IS) group, dubbed the “Beatles”, was sentenced on Friday to life imprisonment by a federal court in the United States.

Alexanda Kotey, a former British national, pleaded guilty in September, admitting responsibility for the deaths of four American hostages in Syria.

Another member of this cell, El Shafee el-Sheikh, arrested with him by Syrian Kurdish forces in 2018, was convicted in April after a grueling trial and will be sentenced this summer.

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