US coalition targets IS figure involved in killing American
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition has targeted a senior member of the Islamic State group involved in the 2014 killing of American aid worker Peter Kassig, a military spokesman said Monday.
Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting IS, told The Associated Press that coalition forces conducted precision strikes against Abu al-Umarayn and several other IS members. He said the strikes, which took place on Sunday, occurred in a desert area in southeastern Syria.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's U.S. senators are urging President Donald Trump to take steps to ensure that two recently captured Islamic State group members are brought to justice for the deaths of four Americans.
U.S. officials have interrogated the men, who were part of the group called "The Beatles" that captured, tortured and beheaded more than two dozen hostages, including journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff; and aid workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller.
Syrian forces capture 2 members of Islamic State ‘Beatles’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured two notorious British members of an Islamic State insurgent cell commonly dubbed "The Beatles" and known for beheading hostages, U.S. military officials said Thursday.
US hits British member of Islamic State’s ‘Beatles’ cell
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. imposed sanctions Tuesday on a British member of an Islamic State cell dubbed "The Beatles" who Washington says has conducted executions of hostages.
The State Department said Alexanda Amon Kotey is one of four members of the cell that has beheaded about two dozen hostages.
Victims included American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and American aid worker Peter Kassig.