Two of the so-called "IS Beatles" have been taken out of Syria to "a secure location controlled by the US", President Donald Trump has said, ONA reports citing BBC.
El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey are accused of being part of an Islamic State group cell which kidnapped and murdered Western hostages in Syria.
The pair - who are from London - are in the custody of the American military, according to US media reports.
In a tweet, Mr Trump described them as "the worst of the worst".
He said the decision to remove them from Syria had been taken "in case the Kurds or Turkey lose control".
In case the Kurds or Turkey lose control, the United States has already taken the 2 ISIS militants tied to beheadings in Syria, known as the Beetles, out of that country and into a secure location controlled by the U.S. They are the worst of the worst!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019