Britons Accused of Being Islamic State ‘Beatles’ Call Beheadings ‘Regrettable’

Britons Accused of Being Islamic State ‘Beatles’ Call Beheadings ‘Regrettable’ Photo Alexanda Kotey, center, and El Shafee Elsheikh, right, at a Kurdish security center in Kobani, Syria, are accused of being part of a murderous Islamic State cell dubbed “the Beatles” because of their English accents. Credit Hussein Malla/Associated Press KOBANI, Syria — Two British detainees in Syria who are accused of being part of a murderous Islamic State cell denounced the United States and Britain as “hypocrites” and complained they would not get fair trials because they were reportedly stripped of their citizenship.
The men, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey, were part of a group with two other British jihadis that was nicknamed “the Beatles” by captives because of their English accents, officials say.
The two were captured by Syrian Kurdish fighters in January in eastern Syria as Islamic State forces were routed and are being held in an undisclosed location, but they were taken to a Kurdish ..