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Isis Cell: Captives and Detention Centre

isis cell: The men were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up the ISIS cell nicknamed The Beatles by surviving captives because of their English accents, according to CTV. The cell held more than 20 Western hostages in Syria and became known for its brutality, torturing its captives and beheading several American, British and Japanese journalists and aid workers and Syrian soldiers in 2014 and 2015. One of them said the killings of captives was a mistake and could have been avoided. The two men, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, spoke to The Associated Press from at a detention centre in northern Syria in their first interview with the media. They called the allegations that they belonged to the Beatles cell and were involved in kidnappings and killings propaganda -- but they refused to address specifics. They were captured in early January in eastern Syria by the Kurdish-led, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces amid the collapse of ISIS. They spoke openly of their membership in the Islamic State group but refused to say what their role was. ( As reported in the news.