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Japanese Journalists: English Accents and British Jihadis

japanese journalists: The nickname belied the cell's brutality, according to The Chronicle Herald. In 2014 and 2015, it held more than 20 Western hostages in Syria and tortured many of them. The men, along with two other British jihadis, allegedly made up the IS cell nicknamed The Beatles by surviving captives because of their English accents. It beheaded seven American, British and Japanese journalists and aid workers and a group of Syrian soldiers, boasting of the butchery in videos released to the world. They complained that they could disappear after Britain reportedly revoked their citizenship. Speaking to The Associated Press at a Kurdish security centre, the two men, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, repeatedly refused to address allegations they were part of the cell clearly having a future trial in mind. ( As reported in the news.