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ISIS militants linked to slaying of 2 Japanese are indicted by US

Ex-Brits, accomplices of 'Jihadi John,' face up to life imprisonment

A photo of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto is shown on TV in February 2015 in Tokyo. Goto was killed by ISIS in Syria. (Photo by Kaisuke Ohta) 

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday two Islamic State terrorists have arrived on American soil to face charges involving their alleged role in the death of several hostages including two Japanese citizens.

Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, believed to be among the men referred to by hostages as "the Beatles" for their British accents, are accused of taking hostages for an ISIS cell in Syria that tortured and beheaded foreign citizens -- many of whom were journalists and humanitarian workers -- between 2014 and 2015 and released footage of the brutal killings.

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