That official stated the 2 males had been taken to Iraq; different officers stated they and different high-value detainees had been being positioned in United States army custody however couldn't say the place they had been being taken.
The pair - section of a workers of 4 British militants dubbed the "Beatles" by their hostages - had been being detained with the diagram of striking them on trial within the U.S., stated a senior USA pleasant, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to debate a mute matter.
The two men, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, along with other British jihadis, allegedly made up the IS cell nicknamed "The Beatles" by surviving captives due to their English accents.
9 that the United States had transferred some ISIS prisoners detained in Syria to an unknown location where they can be watched, amid fears they could escape custody as Turkish troops invade northeastern Syria.
Turkey is attacking the US -backed Syrian Defense Forces, a Kurdish force that battled the Islamic State group alongside American troops and now is responsible for guarding thousands of detained militants.
Mr Trump told reporters: "We are taking some of the most unsafe Isis fighters out".
"In case the Kurds or Turkey lose control, the United States has already taken the two [IS] militants tied to beheadings in Syria, known as the [Beatles], out of that country and into a secure location controlled by the U.S.", Trump tweeted early Thursday.
The British and American hostages were not included in that video, he said, because their governments were not negotiating. "The therapy had to be harsh to set up them within the body of mind" of compliance.
The militant responsible for Foley's death, Mohammed Emwazi, also known as "Jihadi John", was later killed in a US airstrike. "The prisoners had to be kept always under pressure".
Elsheikh and Kotey were captured in eastern Syria a year ago by the Kurdish-led, USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces amid the collapse of IS. However he denied any involvement in mock executions or waterboarding.
Kotey said he saw Emwazi, better known as "Jihadi John", beat prisoners and threaten to waterboard them "as if he had previously" done so.
The US is planning on moving Elsheikh and Kotey to Virginia where they will be put on trial, according to the New York Times.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said USA forces are not out doing patrols looking for Islamic State group fighters because their Kurdish partners are more focused on the Turkish fight.
Toby Cadman, a British lawyer representing Diane Foley, stated he additionally worries that transferring the prisoners round may create new alternatives for the defendants' households to delay a prosecution.
"We want to see them tried here or else in a USA judicial court - that would be the preference". "You want these people lawfully handed over".
Two of the British Islamic State "Beatles" could be sent to the U.S. to face trial where they face the possibility of the death penalty.
One other was killed in a drone strike and the fourth is imprisoned on terror charges in Turkey.