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Two British IS fighters, known as “The Beatles” have been moved out of their Syrian prison and are now in US custody, according to US officials.

The two men – El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey – were a group of four men from the UK who were part of an IS terror cell known as The Beatles, due to their captives recognising their English accents.

US officials confirmed that the pair were moved out of Syria by military and law enforcement personnel to make sure that they could not escape as a result of the break down of security following the Turkish invasion in the country.

The cell beheaded journalists from the UK, US and Japan, as well as aid workers and Syrian soldiers in videos released by IS to the world.

Another member of the group, dubbed “Jihadi John” was killed in a US airstrike, with another, Aine Lesley Davis locked up in a Turkish prison.

President Trump, who is being criticised for pulling US forces out of Syria, said that the US had moved some IS prisoners out of the country over fears that some could end up escaping amid the conflict in the region.

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