British ISIS militant involved in Miami-Dade journalist’s beheading pleads guilty, prosecutors say
A British man involved in the beheading of Steven Sotloff, an American-Israeli journalist who was born in Miami-Dade County, pleaded guilty to all eight counts against him during a U.S. District Court hearing in Alexandria, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday night.
Brits accused in beheading of hostages plead not guilty
(AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Two British men charged with helping the Islamic State group carry out executions and ransom negotiations for Western hostages pleaded not guilty Friday in a federal court. At a brief hearing Friday in the court just outside Washington, D.C., the two men pleaded not guilty and requested a jury trial. No trial date was set after both men waived their right to a speedy trial because of the case's complexity. A status hearing was set for Jan. 15 to set a trial date then. “This involves a long investigation involving multiple countries,” Fitzpatrick said when asked about the volume of evidence that must be weighed.
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.
FBI identifies man behind ISIS journalist beheadings
FBI identifies man behind ISIS journalist beheadings FBI chief James Comey says he won’t be releasing the name just yet. The man has appeared in three beheading videos standing behind James Foley, Steven Sotloff and David Haines. Bob Orr reports.cbsnews.com
Investigators believe they have ID'd ISIS executioner
Investigators believe they have ID'd ISIS executioner U.S. and British investigators believe they have identified the ISIS terrorist responsible for executing James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and David Haines. Officials also warned that despite this week’s airstrikes, both ISIS and al Qaeda remain a serious threat. Bob Orr reports.cbsnews.com
Effort to rescue Foley and Sotloff was larger than Bin Laden raid
Effort to rescue Foley and Sotloff was larger than Bin Laden raid The fighting force deployed to rescue journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff was made up of roughly 70 to 80 U.S. commandos, a much larger group than the one which killed Osama Bin Laden. While it appears the two Americans had once been held at the raid location, they were apparently moved prior to the operation. David Martin reports.cbsnews.com
Family says Steven Sotloff was a dedicated journalist
Family says Steven Sotloff was a dedicated journalist A spokesman for the Sotloff family said Sotloff was drawn to report on the Arab world and he "wanted to give voice to those who had none." The statement also challenged the ISIS leader. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com
Obama vows ISIS killing of journalist Steven Sotloff won't intimidate U.S.
Obama vows ISIS killing of journalist Steven Sotloff won't intimidate U.S. The video showing U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff being beheaded by ISIS has been confirmed authentic by U.S. officials. President Barack Obama called the killing a " horrific act of violence." Clarissa Ward reports.cbsnews.com
Eye Opener: ISIS executes kidnapped journalist Steven Sotloff
Eye Opener: ISIS executes kidnapped journalist Steven Sotloff U.S. officials have confirmed that American journalist Steven Sotloff was beheaded by ISIS in a video released by the militant group. Also, Ukraine and Russia announce a cease-fire agreement has been reached. All that and all that matters in today's "Eye Opener." Your world in 90 seconds.cbsnews.com
Obama seeking help to battle ISIS
Obama seeking help to battle ISIS The pressure for President Obama to develop a military strategy against ISIS increased after the execution video of Steven Sotloff surfaced. The president will seek international help later this week. Major Garrett reports.cbsnews.com
ISIS video shows purported execution of 2nd American hostage
ISIS video shows purported execution of 2nd American hostage American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to have become the second American hostage killed by ISIS. Video released Tuesday appears to show a masked executioner similar to the one who murdered James Foley. Bob Orr reports.cbsnews.com
9/2: ISIS video shows purported execution of 2nd American hostage; Obama seeking help to battle ISIS
9/2: ISIS video shows purported execution of 2nd American hostage; Obama seeking help to battle ISIS American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to have become the second American hostage killed by ISIS; and, the pressure for President Obama to develop a military strategy against ISIS increased after the execution video of Steven Sotloff surfaced.cbsnews.com
Mother of American hostage issues direct appeal to ISIS leader
Mother of American hostage issues direct appeal to ISIS leader In a video obtained by CBS News, Shirley Sotloff, mother of journalist Steven Sotloff, urges extremist leader to "follow the example set by the Prophet Muhammad." Her plea initially aired on Al Arabiya in the Middle East.cbsnews.com