Islamic State 'Beatle' jihadist convicted by US jury – BBC News

Islamic State 'Beatle' jihadist convicted by US jury – BBC News

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Ex-British jihadist El Shafee Elsheikh has been convicted by a US federal jury over his involvement with a notorious Islamic State terror cell.

The 33-year-old was linked to the abduction, torture and beheading of several IS hostages in Syria, including journalists and aid workers. He was found guilty of lethal hostage taking and conspiracy to commit murder.

As the guilty verdict is returned, Mike Haines, brother of British aid worker David Haines, remembers the day he learned the news of his brother’s death.

And Diane Foley, the mother of journalist James Foley, shares why her son would want her to face Elsheikh in court. She testified at the trial.

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