From the London Evening Standard
An Isis fighter and member of the terror gang known as “The Beatles” has confessed to helping arrange a plot to kill soldiers and police officers in drive-by shootings in London. Alexanda Kotey, who has been detained by Kurdish forces for the past 16 months, has for the first time spoken about his involvement in the 2014 plot.
British terrorists Tarik Hassane and Suhaib Majeed were handed life sentences over for concocting the terror plot while in secret communication with terrorists in Syria.
Kotey, speaking to ITV News, has now admitted helping to organise the plan and that Hassane was “following his orders” and even helped to buy the gun which was to be used. He told the broadcaster: “I was the one who talked to him and I was the one who arranged for him to have a gun with a silencer.”
The plot involved killing soldiers and police officers in drive-by shootings at Shepherd’s Bush police station and the Parachute Regiment Territorial Army Barracks at White City in London.
In the same interview, Kotey recalled his time as a hostage-keeper while part of the terror gang known as “The Beatles”.
Kotey and Elsheikh have been stripped of their British citizenship and the Crown Prosecution Service decided there was “insufficient evidence” to prosecute them in the UK. Photograph above, Kotey is to the left.
The pair are accused of belonging to a cell which also included Mohammed Emwazi – known as “Jihadi John” – who was killed in a US air strike in 2015, and Aine Davis, who has been jailed in Turkey.
The group is suspected of involvement in the beheading of 27 people, including British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning and US citizens Mr Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Kassig