Trump confirms US taken custody of two British IS fighters

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday that the US has taken custody of two British IS fighters dubbed the “Beetles.” Trump said in a tweet, “The United States has already taken the two (IS) militants tied to beheadings in Syria, known as the Beetles, out of that country and into a secure location controlled by the US. “They are the worst of the worst!” he remarked.

This comes as the Washington Post reported, citing US officials, that the US military is taking custody of two British men, dubbed the “Beatles” accused of “involvement in Islamic State (IS) killings of American and other Western hostages.” According to the newspaper, “The action is designed to prevent their escape or release from camps in Syria,” as a result of Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria.

Source: Kuwait News Agency