Islamic State's British 'Beatles' reveal ringleaders behind ransoming of French hostages


Two British jihadists currently in custody in the United States, who were part of a group of four Britons dubbed 'The Beatles', have told their American interrogators the identity of the Islamic State leaders who masterminded the capture and then release of French hostages in 2014 in exchange for ransoms. As Mediapart can reveal, these senior IS leaders were the same people who ordered the murderous attacks in Paris on November 13th 2015. Matthieu Suc reports.

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Given the huge amount of paperwork in the prosecution case at the ongoing November 13th 2015 terror attacks trial in Paris - 542 volumes and a million pages – you would imagine that just about everything was already known about who carried out these atrocities, both those in the dock and those who escaped justice. But evidence given at the Paris trial on Tuesday 9th and Thursday 18th November last November changed that.