Two British Islamic State terror suspects known as the “Beatles” were indicted Wednesday in the torturing and beheading of American aid workers and journalists among others once held hostage in Syria, according to court documents that went public Wednesday.
El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey are two of four men dubbed “the Beatles” by the hostages they held captive, because of their British accents. They previously had been in military custody in Iraq and are expected to make their first appearance in the afternoon in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Justice Department is set to announce the charges later Wednesday morning.
The pair had been linked to the kidnapping and torturous killings of American aid workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller and journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley.
This is a developing story; check back for updates. Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty and The Associated Press contributed to this report.