El Shafee Elsheikh

Charged: October 06, 2020
Affiliation
ISIS
State
Virginia
District
Eastern District of Virginia
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Attempting to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries
  • Material support
  • Hostage taking
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
El Shafee Elsheikh
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
El Shafee Elsheikh, a former British citizen, was allegedly a member of the so-called "Beatles," a group of English-accented ISIS fighters who abducted and killed American, British and Japanese citizens. Syrian Democratic Forces captured Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, another alleged member of the "Beatles," and the pair were extradited to the United States. Prosecutors allege their American victims included James Wright Foley, Kayla Jean Mueller, Steven Joel Sotloff, and Peter Edward Kassig.