UK Cypriot member of IS ‘Beatles’ arrested by US-backed Kurds

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A UK national of Greek Cypriot origin, Alexanda Kotey, 34, was arrested by US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria on Friday, along with another man El Shafee Elsheikh.

Kotey and Elsheikh were the last two members of the “Beatles” group, led by now-deceased ‘Jihadi John’,  the US State Department said.

According to the Guardian, Kotey, who is of Greek-Cypriot and Ghanaian descent, is a convert to Islam, and was raised Greek Orthodox in West London.  He is known to have converted to Islam as a teenager, and to have attended the same mosque as Mohammed Emwazi, aka ‘Jihadi John’.

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UK Cypriot member of IS ‘Beatles’ arrested by US-backed Kurds


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