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The ISIS & # 39; Beatles & # 39; admit to torturing US hostage James Foley


An ISIS Beatle for the first time admitted to abusing US hostage James Foley in an ISIS prison with Kayla Mueller.

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, both in US military detention in Iraq, have released new details about the captivity of western hostages in Syria in interview tapes from NBC News.

American journalist James Foley was kidnapped by ISIS while working as a freelance war correspondent during the civil war in Syria.

El Shafee Elsheikh

Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh (right), both in US military detention in Iraq, previously denied ever having met Müller, but were cleaned up in new recorded interviews

American journalist James Foley (pictured) was kidnapped by ISIS while working as a freelance war correspondent in Syria during the civil war

American journalist James Foley (pictured) was kidnapped by ISIS while working as a freelance war correspondent in Syria during the civil war

Kayla Mueller was held hostage in Syria, where she was sexually abused and tortured before her death in 2015

Kayla Mueller was held hostage in Syria, where she was sexually abused and tortured before her death in 2015

Elsheikh said that Foley would sometimes be subjected to beatings to ensure that the hostages received enough food.

"If the security guard asked:" Is the food enough? "Some of the other prisoners were very shy. It was always he who said," It is not enough, "said Elsheikh.

He also said, "I didn't choke Jim.

"If I choked Jim, I would say I would have suffocated him. I mean, I have – I've hit him before. I've beaten most of the prisoners before. & # 39;

Foley was held by ISIS for two years before it was executed on video in August 2014.

Kotey and Elsheikh both admitted that they had taken American helper Kayla Mueller hostage, where she was sexually abused and tortured before her death in 2015.

"She was in a large room, it was dark and she was alone and … she was very scared," said Elsheikh, a member of the cruel execution squad called the Beatles because of its British accents.

"I took an email from her myself," he admitted, which meant he received an email address that ISIS could use to request a ransom from the family. Kotey said, "She was alone in a room that no one would enter."

Destroyed: The building where Kayla Mueller was allegedly killed in an air raid

Destroyed: The building where Kayla Mueller was allegedly killed in an air raid

ISIS has reportedly claimed 5 million euros from Mueller's family and told them that if their demands were not met, they would send "a picture of Kayla's body."

ISIS has reportedly claimed 5 million euros from Mueller's family and told them that if their demands were not met, they would send "a picture of Kayla's body."

Additional footage from the interviews will be broadcast on Thursday evening on the NBC Nightly News program with Lester Holt.

ISIS has reportedly claimed 5 million euros from Mueller's family and told them that if their demands were not met, they would send "a picture of Kayla's body."

Mueller, an international helper, was kidnapped in Syria in 2013. During her captivity, former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi raped her, US officials said.

Bagdadi killed himself with a suicide vest when American commandos approached him in a daring raid.

Kotey and Elsheikh are two of the four ISIS Beatles, a sadistic hostage-taking execution group responsible for the beheading of numerous Western prisoners, including the Americans James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Kassig.

The other two "Beatles" are Mohammed Emmwazi, also known as "Jihadi John", who was killed in a 2015 CIA drone attack, and Aine Lesley Davis, who was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison in Turkey in 2017.

Mohammed Emmwazi, also known as "Jihadi John"

Mohammed Emmwazi, also known as "Jihadi John"

Mohammed Emmwazi, also known as "Jihadi John" (left and right), was killed in a CIA drone attack in 2015

Although Kotey (left) and Elsheikh (right) are British citizens, Britain has refused calls to bring them to justice and has refused to share important evidence with America

Although Kotey (left) and Elsheikh (right) are British citizens, Britain has refused calls to bring them to justice and has refused to share important evidence with America

Although Kotey and Elsheikh are British citizens, the UK has refused calls to bring them to justice there. Former British Secretary of Defense Gavin Williamson called them the "worst of the worst" and said they should "never set foot in this country again".

The United States is currently considering how to bring Kotey and Elsheikh to justice in an American court. However, efforts have been slowed down by British allies who refuse to provide important evidence against the duo because they face the death penalty.

On Thursday, the family members of the victims of Kotey and Elsheikh, including Mueller's parents Marsha and Carl, published a comment in the Washington Post demanding that the duo be brought to justice in America.

"We are asking President Trump, Attorney General William P. Barr, and the Department of Justice to bring the detainees to the United States to be brought to justice," the families wrote.

"There is no nation on earth that can bring terrorists to justice better than the United States," they added.

The families say the U.S. Federal Court is the best place to uncover the duo's heinous crimes to the world.

Mueller's parents Marsha and Carl (together above) demand that Kotey and Elsheikh be brought to trial in a US federal court

Mueller's parents Marsha and Carl (together above) demand that Kotey and Elsheikh be brought to trial in a US federal court

"You have done so many horrors to so many people," Marsha Mueller told NBC News. & # 39; You have to be brought here. You must be prosecuted. & # 39;

“The other thing that is really important to me is that I need information about Kayla. We know so little about what happened to her, ”she said.

She added, "I think these two have more information than they share with us. And I think we would find out more if they were brought here. & # 39;

ISIS said that Müller was killed in February 2015 near Raqa in an airstrike against the jihadists by the U.S.-led international coalition, although the exact circumstances of her death are still unclear.

Her body was never found, which gave her parents a glimmer of hope that she could still be alive.

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