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Middle East
February 14, 2018

Why Britain needs to forge closer ties with the GCC

Najah Alotaibi

The recent capture by US-led Kurdish forces of Alexander Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh, the two remaining British members of the so-called ‘Beatles’ group of ISIS militants, is a further welcome sign of the dissipation of the ISIS death cult across Syria and Iraq.

Both men stand accused of brutal acts of torture and execution of as many as two dozen hostages. The pair are among the 850 British citizens who are thought to have joined extremist organizations abroad in the past years.

While Kotey and el-Sheikh were picked up on the battlefield, many other examples of the UK successfully apprehending suspects and thwarting terror plots have been via a powerful international network of intelligence sharing.

Read more in Al-Arabiya