1 Apr 2022

Trial underway of British-born man accused of conspiracy to murder and hostage-taking in Syria

Washington Correspondent

In the US, the trial is underway of a London-born jihadist accused of conspiracy to commit murder and hostage taking in Syria, as part of a group of Islamic State extremists known as the Beatles.

El Shafee Elsheikh, who’s been stripped of his British citizenship, has denied being a member of the group but admits to joining ISIS.

The 33-year-old is standing trial at a federal court in Virginia.