US charges British IS members in deaths of American hostages
El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey are two of four men who were dubbed “the Beatles” by the hostages because of the captors' British accents. The charges are a milestone in a yearslong effort by U.S. authorities to bring to justice members of the group known for beheadings and barbaric treatment of aid workers, journalists and other hostages in Syria. “If you have American blood in your veins or American blood on your hands, you will face American justice,” said Demers, the department's top national security official. The indictment charges the men in connection with the deaths of four American hostages — Foley, journalist Steven Sotloff and aid workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller — as well as European and Japanese nationals who were also held captive. In July 2014, according to the indictment, Elsheikh described to a family member his participation in an IS attack on the Syrian Army.
Unmasking the new "Jihadi John" in ISIS propaganda video
Sources have revealed to CBS News the suspected identity of the newest so-called “Jihadi John.” The English-speaking militant threatens attacks against Britain in the latest ISIS video that appears to show the execution of five men. Elizabeth Palmer reports.cbsnews.com
What does ISIS execution video location reveal?
What does ISIS execution video location reveal? In ISIS' newly released execution video, Jihadi John reveals the location of the video as Dabiq. CBS News National Security Analyst Juan Zarate explains what is gained by disclosing the location and how this ISIS video is different from others.cbsnews.com
ISIS executes another American hostage
ISIS executes another American hostage The White House confirmed what ISIS has claimed this weekend: American Peter Kassig has been executed. Like previous ISIS execution videos, this one features the same, black masked killer with a British accent, known as “Jihadi John.” Julianna Goldman reports.cbsnews.com