Search Is on for Remains of Americans Beheaded by ‘Jihadi John’

'Jihad John' in a video in which he beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff
‘Jihad John’ in a video in which he beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff (Photo: video screenshot)

Intelligence gleaned from two ISIS fighters captured in Syria may provide enough information to locate the graves of U.S. hostages killed by the terror group, reported CNN.

The undisclosed site near Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State “caliphate’s” former capital, is now under exploration by a team of military and law-enforcement forensic experts. They hope to find the remains of several American and Western hostages beheaded by the infamous British ISIS executioner “Jihadi John.”

American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were beheaded by the Brit in 2014. ISIS broadcast their killings in a series of videos which experts believe were filmed outside of Raqqa.

Jihadi John was later identified as Mohammed Emwaz. He was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Raqqa in 2015.

The two ISIS prisoners, along with “hundreds” of other captured ISIS fighters, are being held by the Kurdish-majority, American-sponsored Syrian Democratic Forces. They are currently being interrogated for crucial information about ISIS’ current capabilities and future plans.

One U.S. official told CNN that thousands of ISIS fighters escaped Syria and are potentially back in Europe, raising fresh fears of terror attacks on the West. Others managed to cross into Turkey, taking take advance of the chaos created on the border due to Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria.

From there, some moved into Libya and Egypt.

Another official noted that captured ISIS terrorists carried sophisticated forged documents, leading the military to believe that the terror group is still a force with which to be reckoned.

 

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