Member of Islamic State 'Beatles' Cell Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

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The scene at the Alexandria, Va., court house where Islamic State guard El Shafee Elsheikh was sentenced. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press


Aruna Viswanatha

A member of a brutal group of British Islamic State prison guards known as the “Beatles” was sentenced to life in prison for being part of a cell that murdered American hostages in Syria.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis issued the sentence against El Shafee Elsheikh during a hearing Friday in Alexandria, Va.


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