US: exterior of federal court where two IS ‘Beatles’ are due to appear | AFP

Exterior of the federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, where two members of an Islamic State cell dubbed the “Beatles” are due to appear to face charges of conspiring to murder four American hostages, US officials say. Former British nationals El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey are accused of involvement in the murders of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and aid workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller.

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