(BAGHOUZ, Syria.) LATEST: US-backed SDF forces attacked the last #Daesh stronghold amid what they are calling a final push to clear the jihadist group from the war-torn country with airstrikes targeting weapons depots after 500-fighter surrendered on Tuesday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Mar.11: A CNN team in Syria witnessed airstrikes, explosions and mortar fire in Baghouz after the operation by the Syrian Defense Forces began about 6 pm local time: SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali said on Twitter Sunday that its forces were engaged in “direct violent clashes” and that its planes were targeting weapons depots.

Men suspected of being ISIS fighters wait to be searched by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces after leaving Baghouz last month.

Men suspected of being ISIS fighters wait to be searched by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces after leaving Baghouz last month: 

Earlier Sunday, Bali tweeted that “the timeline … for ISIS to surrender themselves is over” and that SDF forces were ready to “finish what is left in ISIS hands.” 

At its height, ISIS controlled huge swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq: The US-led coalition has been working for years to oust the group from cities and towns: It was not clear Sunday how many fighters and civilians remained in the half-mile-square pocket under ISIS control in Baghouz.

Before the recent offensive started last month, SDF officials estimated that 1,500 civilians and 500 ISIS fighters remained, but as the assault got under way it became clear that the actual number was much higher: On Tuesday about 500 ISIS fighters surrendered to SDF forces. The militants were among a wave of people fleeing fighting in the village, near the Iraqi border, which has been pummeled by US-led coalition airstrikes in recent weeks.

Syria: medical and rescue centers were targeted at least 8 times tonight by SyAF in town of Saraqeb. 3 of them are damaged. Just 6 days ago Al-Hayat Hospital hit tonight gave birth to triplet #Syria https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2019/9-march-syria-medical-and-rescue-centers-were-targeted-at – CNN’s Kareem Khadder, Scott McWhinnie and Adam Dobby contributed to this report Published: March.11:2019: 

Editor says #AceNewsDesk reports & #Brittius says are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News and all our posts, links can be found at here Live Feeds https://acenewsroom.wordpress.com/ Ace News Services Posts https://t.me/AceSocialNews_Bot and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com or you can follow our breaking news posts on AceBreakingNews.WordPress.Com or become a member on Telegram https://t.me/acebreakingnews all private chat messaging on here https://t.me/sharingandcaring

(ANKARA, Turkey.) JUST IN: US LEAVING #Syria Erdogan MOVES IN as heightened activity starts in postponed military operation on the Kurdish YPG Turkey Demiroren News Agency (DHA) reported on Sunday, adding that some 100 vehicles including mounted pickup trucks and weaponry had made their way to the area #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.23: The heightened military activity comes days after President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would postpone a planned military operation on the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria after the United States decided to withdraw from Syria; DHA said the Turkish convoy, headed toward the border district of Kilis, located in the southern province of Hatay, included tanks, howitzers, machine guns and buses carrying commandos: Part of the military equipment and personnel are to be positioned in posts along the border while some had crossed into Syria via the district of Elbeyli, DHA said #AceNewsDesk reports 

Turkish Foreign Minister: Ankara welcomes the decision of Washington to withdraw its troops from Syria #Syria https://t.me/liveuamap/4937

Elbeyli is located 45 kilometers (27.96 miles) from the northern Syrian town of Manbij, which has been a major flashpoint between Ankara and Washington. In June, the NATO allies reached an agreement that would see the YPG ousted from the area but Turkey has complained the roadmap has been delayed: Reuters could not independently verify the reason for the reinforcements and Turkish officials were not immediately available for comment. 

Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will take over the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria as the United States withdraws its troops, adding that the planned operation would target the YPG, as well as Islamic State: Ankara considers the U.S.-backed YPG militia a terrorist organisation and an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency in Turkey since the 1980s.

Turkey has carried out two operations in Syria, dubbed “Euphrates Shield” and “Olive Branch”, against the YPG and the Islamic State in northern Syria. 

Reuters: Reporting by Yesim Dikmen; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Kirsten Donovan: BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Turkish military will fight the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) after the U.S. military withdraws from Syria, the Associated Press reported, citing unnamed US and Turkish officials, that Donald Trump had decided to withdraw American troops from Syria after a phone conversation with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkish President Recep […]Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source via AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز http://bit.ly/2GCdzo0
Editor says #AceNewsDesk reports & #Brittius says are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News and all our posts, links can be found at here Live Feeds https://acenewsroom.wordpress.com/ Ace News Services Posts https://t.me/AceSocialNews_Bot and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com or you can follow our breaking news posts on AceBreakingNews.WordPress.Com or become a member on Telegram https://t.me/acebreakingnews all private chat messaging on here https://t.me/sharingandcaring

#SyriaCrisis #IslamicState group killed at least 40 U.S.-backed Syrian fighters, captured several alive and regained areas they lost earlier this month in eastern #Syria near the Iraqi border in some of the most intense fighting in weeks, a war monitor and an agency linked to IS said Saturday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Oct.28: Members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have been on the offensive since early September under the cover of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition to capture the last pocket held by IS in SyriaFriday’s fighting that lasted until the early hours of Saturday began when IS, taking advantage of a sandstorm, launched a counteroffensive against SDF positions east of the Euphrates river in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour that borders Iraq, activists said #AceNewsDesk reports 

Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, said they have no confirmation of exact figures “as both sides are taking casualties.” He called it a “difficult fight.” “The sandstorm allowed an ISIS counterattack, which was surprising given the conditions, but now the air is clear and the Coalition will continue to increase air and fire support to assist our partners,” Ryan said using a term to refer to IS.

Rami Abdurrahman who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that since Friday IS has killed more than 60 SDF fighters, wounded others and captured at least 20: He added that some 100 SDF fighters have fled the battlefield as the extremist group has carried out suicide car bomb attacks.

The Observatory and the Deir Ezzor 24 activist collective said IS fighters captured the village of Sousa that they had lost control of earlier this week: The IS-linked Aamaq news agency said that more than 40 SDF fighters were killed and posted a video of six gunmen captured alive.

An SDF official did not immediately respond to inquiries sent by The Associated Press: The Observatory said that the fighting continued until early Saturday and that IS gunmen attacked SDF positions on the eastern banks of the Euphrates river in east Syria…………………The last pocket held by IS in Syria is home to thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire with nowhere else to go.

Brett McGurk, the White House envoy for the war against IS, told a conference in Bahrain on Saturday that “the military mission in Syria is the enduring defeat of ISIS.” He said he expected IS would be defeated over the coming months……….“It is very difficult because we are in the last stages, where almost every ISIS fighter is a suicide belt,” McGurk said. “It’s very difficult fighting but we will get it done.”

Last week, U.N. humanitarian official, Jan Egeland said in Geneva that some 15,000-people including IS fighters and their families live in the area: “A lot of civilians there are being attacked from all sides,” Egeland said.

McGurk said that the U.S. and the SDF are holding some 700 foreign fighters in Syria, adding that they are determined that “these people cannot get out of Syria to threaten our homelands or yours: He said the coalition is working with some countries to make sure that “we could try to repatriate these people.”

While the process is underway, McGurk added, the U.S. is working to ensure that they are housed in a facility inside Syria that meets international standards “so that these people cannot commingle and repeat any of the problems that we’ve seen in the past.”

SDF spokesman Kino Gabriel told the Kurdish ANHA news agency on Friday that an international tribunal should be set up to try the foreign IS fighters his group is holding: He said that the SDF has apprehended more than 700 non-Syrian IS fighters in addition to their families.

Sources: N. Syria: Turkish artillery shelled this morning area of Zur Maghar, E. of Jarabulus (SDF-YPG-held territory). NE. Aleppo. #Syria https://t.me/liveuamap/4678 – https://t.me/liveuamap/4676A Turkish military convoy of 20 heavy and armored vehicles enters Idlib, northern Syria, to the Turkish military base in Morek, north of Hama. #Syria Youssef reported from Cairo. Via FoxNews.Com/ 

Editor says #AceNewsDesk reports & #Brittius says are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News and all our posts, links can be found at here Live Feeds https://acenewsroom.wordpress.com/ Ace News Services Posts https://t.me/AceSocialNews_Bot and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com or you can follow our breaking news posts on AceBreakingNews.WordPress.Com or become a member on Telegram https://t.me/acebreakingnews all private chat messaging on here https://t.me/sharingandcaring

Press Review: US & Russia eye Iran retreat in #Syria and Russian mogul seeks Rothschild aid and may become one of the key issues for discussion during a full-fledged meeting between Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump, Nezavisimaya Gazeta says #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Experts believe a good impetus for the meeting may be an agreement on southern Syria: How things unfold in this area would indicate that here the positions of Russia and the United States coincide, the paper writes #AceNewsDesk reports

Top stories in the Russian press on Tuesday

Sources from the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper say the US is ready to pull out the opposition from the southern areas and even dismantle its Al-Tanf base in exchange for the withdrawal of Iranian and pro-Iranian forces. The point of contention is how far the forces controlled by Tehran should retreat:

If no full-fledged summit between the two presidents is held, they will have a chance to briefly meet in Buenos Aires this fall at the G20 forum, Maxim Suchkov, an expert at the Russian International Affairs Council and head of the Moscow bureau of Al-Monitor, said. One of the major problems is the presence of US forces to the east of the Euphrates River, the expert noted.

“As far as I understand three key issues have been announced – Syria, Ukraine and strategic stability, this means extending or not extending the treaties on reducing strategic offensive weapons, and short-and intermediate- range missiles. It will be more difficult to agree on Ukraine as well as on strategic stability,” Suchkov stressed. It is unclear whether the Americans will enter talks with a joint stance, according to the expert.

Another problem is whether Iran is ready for a compromise. It remains an enigma if Russia has secured Iran’s guarantees that the forces loyal to Tehran will leave Syria’s southern areas, the paper says.

RBC: Sanctioned Russian tycoon seeks Rothschild’s assistance

Oleg Deripaska’s En+ group, which controls assets from energy to aluminum and mining, has hired French-British investment bank Rothschild to find investors who could buy the assets of the holding owned by the sanctioned Russian billionaire.

Hiring Rothschild as an agent to find a buyer of En+ assets is a demonstration that Deripaska is ready to make concessions to the US, partner of NAFCO Law & Tax Advisers company Irina Mostovaya told RBC.

The participation of an international agent as an independent party makes it possible to lower the risks of noncompliance with the US Treasury Department’s demands that Deripaska should be deprived of control in the company, and ensure that persons and companies affiliated with the tycoon do not become new owners of the assets. Meanwhile, Rothschild shoulders serious reputational risks in this deal, Mostovaya cautioned.

It’s hard to imagine an investor, who could have the guts to buy shares from Deripaska now, Corporate Ratings Group Director at ACRA analytical rating agency Maxim Khudalov told the paper. He did not rule out that the Kremlin could make a political decision to lure an investor.

Khudalov expects that Deripaska won’t meet the deadline to sell off his share in En+ by August 5, but it won’t be a problem for the US Treasury Department to extend the deadline. “Now, we see that US sanctions against Russian businesses aren’t getting unanimous support from the Europeans anymore, especially after President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the EU,” Khudalov said. Rusal’s foreign clients may step up pressure on the US Treasury Department because they do not want to lose lucrative business. However, it may take nearly a year to lift the sanctions against Deripaska’s companies, he noted.

Kommersant: No breakthrough expected at Singapore-hosted US-North Korea summit

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced its readiness to launch inspections at North Korea’s nuclear facilities within several weeks if an agreement on these checks is reached at the June 12 meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.

Russian and Korean experts told Kommersant that the parties are expected to achieve some sort of an agreement, but no major breakthrough is expected.

Vasily Kashin, senior research fellow at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told the paper that the June 12 meeting would become “an introduction to endless talks.”

Most likely, the sides will ink a symbolic document that the Korean War has ended de jure, said Vladimir Khrustalev, an expert in non-proliferation. “This is a beautiful project allowing everyone – Pyongyang, Washington and Seoul – to declare themselves as winners,” he told the paper.

Expert of South Korea’s ASAN Institute for Policy Studies Go Myong-Hyun believes that Kim Jong-un should meet Donald Trump halfway, otherwise the domestic political climate in the US won’t permit a second meeting. “If Kim makes concessions, Donald Trump will declare his victory and may allow South Korea and China to provide North Korea with humanitarian assistance.” According to the expert, this will ease the economic situation in North Korea.

“Sanctions will remain in force, but maybe the US will stop blacklisting those vessels which smuggle goods into North Korea,” he said.

Izvestia: Foreign investors return to Russian market

Panic among foreign investors over new US sanctions against an array of Russian companies did not last for long, Izvestia writes. In early April, foreign investors rushed to pull 19 bln rubles ($306.7 mln) out of the Russian stock market, but by the end of the month non-residents brought back more than 60% of their investments (12 bln rubles, $194 mln). According to the experts, interviewed by the paper, this was attributed to the calming of sanctions rhetoric and simultaneous oil price growth.

Fundamentally, the Russian market is attractive and that’s why foreigners quickly regained their positions, Darya Zhelannova, an analyst at Alfa Capital, told Izvestia. When the US Treasury Department explained the terms for lifting sanctions against Russian aluminum giant Rusal, investors understood that this was a single measure, she explained.

Foreign investors are behaving rather pragmatically, Head of the analytical department at Loko-Invest Kirill Tremasov told the paper. Most investments were poured into the shares of raw materials exporters, whose revenues grew alongside oil prices while the ruble continued depreciating, he noted.

The interest in Russian assets will continue rising provided that there are no external shocks, Zhelannova noted. Foreign investors still prefer Federal Loan Obligations (OFZs), Russia’s sovereign Eurobonds and shares of oil and gas companies, the expert said.

Izvestia: Moscow suggests UNSC reforms meet developing world’s interests

The United Nations Security Council should meet modern-day realities and more countries should become permanent members, Gennady Gatilov, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva, told Izvestia. There is no consensus on this issue among members now, he said, noting that any reform should ensure that all world regions are represented.

“The Security Council’s reform is a vital issue, but the solution to it demands the agreement of 100% of the permanent members of the Security Council. Now, none of the proposed options have been supported,” the diplomat elaborated.

An imposed decision, which won’t be backed by a significant number of countries, would split the global community, Gatilov noted.

“Of course, we should prevent this since our goal now is to unify efforts in the Security Council to solve important issues facing the international community. Until now, no decision on expanding the Security Council which would suit all countries has been found,” he emphasized.

One reform proposal is the cancellation of veto rights by the UNSC permanent member-states. The French Foreign Ministry told Izvestia that Paris is calling on all five permanent members to give up their veto right if mass crimes are concerned. However, Russia is against this option.

Moscow has been calling for its BRICS partners, India and Brazil, to be granted permanent membership, but not everyone backs this proposition, former UN Deputy Secretary General Sergey Ordzhonikidze told the paper.

TASS Press review: US, Russia eye Iran retreat in #Syria and Russian mogul seeks Rothschild aid https://t.co/5LEKjeJNnv © EPA/STR https://t.co/z44oNn7HZD: TASS is not responsible for the material quoted in the press review

Editor says #AceNewsDesk reports & #Brittius says are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News and all our posts, links can be found at here Live Feeds https://acenewsroom.wordpress.com/ Ace News Services Posts https://t.me/AceSocialNews_Bot and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com or you can follow our breaking news posts on AceBreakingNews.WordPress.Com or become a member on Telegram https://t.me/acebreakingnews all private chat messaging on here https://t.me/sharingandcaring

#Brittius says keep a watch if Syria lights up, Russia, Syria, North Korea, Iran, all are involved: China remains an open problem however, North Korea, and Iran could be involved: That would mean that China jumps in, to the axis the rest of the world forces on two fronts, leaving the US southern border and Alaska open, as it was, during WW2 #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Apr.11: This is a News & Views on todays #Syria situation developing minute by minute and we have added a ‘ Live Feed ‘ on here: AceTwitterNews.WordPress.Com/ publishing as it happens when it happens and what the world is saying #AceNewsDesk reports

#Brittius says ……..Keep watch on that. If Syria lights up, Russia, Syria, North Korea, Iran, all are involved. China remains an open problem however, North Korea, and Iran could be involved. That would mean that China jumps in, to the axis: It splits the rest of the world forces on two fronts, leaving the US southern border and Alaska open, as it was, during WW2. China is too serious a threat. China has unlimited manpower to throw into any fight…………..The UN remains mute and impotent…………….The International Court, too, is a bunch of buffoons: China knows that and will look to exploit it to the maximum…………I believe President Trump is ill advised, and lacks the intelligence to adequately handle the matter should things go hot and become a shooting war ……Editor says more updates soon but don’t forget check out the ‘ #Syria Live Feed ‘

#AceRelatedNews

#TonyTran2015 says USA is now facing the age old tactics by China: Understanding the Strike-then-Consolate Tactic #AceNewsDesk reports

https://acenewsservices.wordpress.com/2018/04/11/%e2%80%8btonytran2015-says-usa-is-now-facing-the-age-old-tactics-by-china-understanding-the-strike-then-co-nsolate-tactic-acenewsdesk-reports/

Editor says #AceNewsDesk reports & #Brittius says are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News and all our posts, links can be found at here https://t.me/acenewsdaily and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com or you can follow our breaking news posts on AceBreakingNews.WordPress.Com or become a member on Telegram https://t.me/acebreakingnews

#SyriaCrisis WHO says 500 patients showed symptoms of gas attack in Douma over the weekend BUT did not CONFIRM OUTRIGHT that a ‘ Chemical Weapons Attack ‘ had taken place but cited reports: AND OPCW plans what they term as a ‘ fact finding mission ‘ as a number of countries voice opinions w ithout facts to back them and Eurocontrol warns passenger airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Medite rranean region due to the possible launch of airstrikes on #Syria within the next 72 hours.— Haidar Sumeri #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Apr.11: A delegation set to consist of 10 experts will soon head to Syria to investigate the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, the head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) told Turkish media on Wednesday: Local sources and NGO’s working in the area said that at least 70 people were killed and dozens of others were injured in Saturday’s alleged chemical attack by Assad regime forces in the eastern Ghouta town of Douma near Syria’s Damascus #AceNewsDesk reports

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director General Ahmet Üzümcü speaking during a news conference in The Hague October 9, 2013. (Reuters Photo)
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director General Ahmet Üzümcü speaking during a news conference in The Hague October 9, 2013. (Reuters Photo) DAILY SABAH WITH DPA ISTANBULOPCW’s Douma probe could take a month to materialize, chemical watchdog head says Published 22 hours ago

The results of the investigation could take a month to materialize, Ahmet Üzümcü, a Turkish career diplomat and the director-general of the OPCW, said in an interview with Turkish broadcaster NTV.

The experts on the mission will conduct interviews with the alleged victims and collect samples to be examined at the OPCW’s laboratories.

Üzümcü said that the OPCW initially looked into the seriousness of the chemical attack claims after the attack and concluded that they are serious.

At first there were claims of chlorine gas use in the attack, and then allegations on nerve agent use emerged, Üzümcü said, adding that they have been setting up a team and preparing to ask for permission for a probe in the area when the regime invited them to Douma.

After the WHO says 500 patients showed symptoms of gas attack in Syria: The U.N. health agency says reports from its partners indicate some 500 patients showed signs of exposure to toxic chemicals following shelling on the Syrian town of Douma over the weekend: The World Health Organization says patients at health facilities showed “signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed.”

A WHO statement Wednesday did not confirm outright that a chemical weapons attack had taken place: WHO also cited reports about the deaths of more than 70 people who sheltered in basements, saying 43 of those people who died had shown “symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals.”

Eurocontrol warns passenger airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean region due to the possible launch of airstrikes on #Syria within the next 72 hours.— Haidar Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) April 11, 2018:

Editor says #AceNewsDesk reports & #Brittius says are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News and all our posts, links can be found at here https://t.me/acenewsdaily and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com or you can follow our breaking news posts on AceBreakingNews.WordPress.Com or become a member on Telegram https://t.me/acebreakingnews

(LONDON) Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh Case: Two Britons accused of being Islamic State members and suspected of killing at least 27 and torturing many more in Syria & Iraq have complained they will not get a fair trial because the UK government has stripped them of their citizenship and it puts them at risk of ‘ rendition and torture ‘ as the argument goes on about which country will finally bring them to justice #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Mar.31: Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, from west London, were captured in #Syria in January: They are accused of being the last two members of an IS foursome dubbed ‘the Beatles‘ because of their UK accents………..The pair also said the murder of IS hostages was “regrettable” In an interview with Associated Press from northern Syria, Elsheikh said the “illegal” withdrawal of their UK citizenship put them at risk of “rendition and torture”. Being taken to any foreign land and treated in any way and having nobody to vouch for you,” he said………”When you have these two guys who don’t even have any citizenship… if we just disappear one day, where is my mum going to go and say where is my son?”……..He said he could have “no fair trial when I am ‘the Beatle’ in the media” #AceNewsDesk reports

Reuters Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces

Murder of Hostages

US officials believe ‘the Beatles’ IS cell beheaded more than 27 Western hostages and tortured many more…………Kotey told the Associated Press that he “didn’t see any benefit” to the killings………..”It was something that was regrettable,” he said………He also said many people in IS would have opposed the murders “on the grounds that there is probably more benefit in them being political prisoners”……….The other two cell members – also from west London – were Mohammed Emwazi, nicknamed “Jihadi John”, and Aine Davis.

Mohammed Emwazi, Aine Davis, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikhunknown/HO via Met Police, Kotey, HandoutLeft to right: Mohammed Emwazi, Aine Davis, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh

Emwazi, who was the alleged ringleader and appeared in videos showing hostages being beheaded, was killed by a drone strike in 2015.

Davis was convicted of being a senior IS member and was jailed in Turkey last year.

Among the captives thought to have been killed by the cell were British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, who were beheaded.

Last month, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the two remaining suspects in the ‘Beatles’ gang should go on trial.

She said the US and UK are in talks about what to do with the two men.

Seven known victims murdered by IS jihadist group

Both Kotey and Elsheikh are designated terrorists by the US, which says they have used “exceptionally cruel” torture methods.

UK defence minister Tobias Ellwood said he believed the men should be tried in an international criminal court.

The families of some of the victims also said the pair “should face trial”.

Bethany Haines, David Haines’ daughter, said she hoped they die a “slow, painful death”.

Two British men accused of being in the Islamic State ‘Beatles’ gang say they will not get a fair trial: BBC News https://ift.tt/2E8q1Fm

Original story of their capture as reported in February: The American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured two notorious British members of an Islamic State (ISIS) insurgent cell commonly dubbed “The Beatles” and known for beheading hostages, a U.S. military official said Thursday: The official said that El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey were captured in early January in eastern Syria……………..The two men are among four members of the ISIS cell that captured, tortured and beheaded more than two dozen hostages including American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and American aid worker Peter Kassig. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to provide details of the Syrian capture:

The State Department has imposed sanctions on both men: They are believed to be linked to the British terrorist known as Jihadi John, the masked ISIS militant who appeared in several videos depicting the graphic beheadings of Western hostages…………..Their capture was first reported by the New York Times.According to the U.S., Elsheikh traveled to Syria in 2012 and first joined al-Qaida’s branch there, and then later joined IS. The State Department, in imposing sanctions on Kotey last year, said he likely engaged in executions and torture, including electronic shock and waterboarding, and recruited several British nationals to IS………………….According to military officials, the two men represent just a small portion of the hundreds of foreign-born IS terrorists from a number of nations that SDF fighters have captured or killed since October 2017.U.S. officials did not provide any other details of the capture, but said the U.S. government with its coalition partners on the disposition of detainees held by the SDF……………….They said those discussions are private and no additional information would be given.Sotloff was kidnapped in August 2013 after crossing into Syria from Turkey. He was killed on Sept. 2, 2014, and a video was distributed around the world documenting his death. Foley, another American journalist, had been killed a month earlier by the Islamic State. Kassig was an American aid worker captured by Islamic State militants in 2013 while delivering relief supplies to refugees in Syria: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/us/politics/britons-detained-american-hostages-syria.html

Editor says #AceNewsDesk reports & #Brittius says are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News and all our posts, links can be found at here https://t.me/acenewsdaily and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com or you can follow our breaking news posts on AceBreakingNews.WordPress.Com or become a member on Telegram https://t.me/acebreakingnews