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US troops have taken 2 ISIS prisoners from the scumbag posse known as 'The Beatles' into custody
The U.S. military has taken custody of a pair of notorious ISIS fighters connected to the torture and execution of Western hostages at the hands of the British-born ISIS quartet known as "The Beatles."
Both scumbags were being held by Syrian Democratic Forces before Turkey's invasion of Kurdish-held northeast Syria.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump confirmed reports by the Washington Post, CNN, and other media outlets that the United States had moved Dipshit 1 and Dipshit 2 out of Syria in case the Kurds lost control of the tens of thousands of ISIS prisoners currently rotting away in prisons across the country.
"They are the worst of the worst," Trump described the two British terrorists, whom the Washington Post identified as Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh.
The U.S. military is holding both men in a secure location pursuant to the laws of war, a defense official told Task & Purpose.
In this file photo, Alexanda Amon Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed "The Beatles," speak during an interview with The Associated Press at a security center in Kobani, Syria, Friday, March 30, 2018.(Associated Press/Hussein Malla)
Kotey and Elsheikh were originally part of a group of four British-born ISIS fighters that included Mohammed Emwazi, the executioner who brutally murdered American journalist James Foley, Army veteran Peter Kassig, American-Israeli journalist Steven Sotloff, and several other hostages before he was dispatched by a drone strike in 2015, according to the Washington Post.
Now that Turkey has invaded northeastern Syria, Kurdish fighters are concerned that Turkish shelling and organized jailbreaks could end up compromising the prison camps holding ISIS fighters and their families.
ISIS Führer Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — living proof that birth control should be retroactive – has called on his minions to storm Kurdish prison camps and free those held there. ISIS successfully broke out hundreds of fighters in Iraq prior to its major successes in 2014.
Making matters worse, the Turkish military has reportedly shelled a Kurdish prison holding "the most dangerous criminals from more than 60 nationalities," Kurdish officials told Reuters.
"This is like a victory for the ISIS fighters," Dianne Foley, mother of James Foley, told the Washington Post. "I just think it's appalling. It's an abdication of our responsibility to ensure safety for our own citizens and allies."
U.S. Army aviation officials have launched an effort to restore full air assault capability to the 101st Airborne Division — a capability the Screaming Eagles have been without since 2015.
The U.S. military's withdrawal from northeast Syria is looking more like Dunkirk every day.
On Wednesday, the U.S. military had to call in an airstrike on one of its own ammunition dumps in northern Syria because the cargo trucks required to safely remove the ammo are needed elsewhere to support the withdrawal, Task & Purpose has learned.
President Donald Trump belittled his former defense secretary, James Mattis, by characterizing him as the "world's most overrated general," according to a Washington Post report published Wednesday.
The account from numerous officials came during an afternoon closed door meeting with congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Wednesday. In the meeting, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reportedly brought up dissenting views towards the president's decision to withdraw the vast majority of roughly 1,000 U.S. troops stationed in Syria.
Retired two-star Navy. Adm. Joe Sestak is the highest ranking — and perhaps, least known — veteran who is trying to clinch the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
Sestak has decades of military experience, but he is not getting nearly as much media attention as fellow veterans Pete Buttigieg and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). Another veteran, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) has dropped out of the race.
After preliminary fitness test scores leaked in September, many have voiced concerns about how women would fare in the new Army Combat Fitness Test.
The scores — which accounted for 11 of the 63 battalions that the ACFT was tested on last year — showed an overall failure rate of 84% for women, and a 70% pass rate for men.
But Army leaders aren't concerned about this in the slightest.