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'Jihadi Paul' accused of abducting Italian

French NGO rep Federico Motka lucky to survive after torture

(ANSA) - ROME, AUG 11 - 'Jihadi Paul', a member of the British ISIS 'Beatles' fighters extradited from Turkey to London after serving seven and a half years for terror offences, has also been charged in the kidnapping of an Italian citizen from 2013 to 2014, legal sources said Thursday.
    The 38-year-old militant, whose birth name is Aine Davis, has been served a 2019 European arrest warrant for abducting Federico Motka in Syria.
    Motka, a member of French NGO Acted, was subjected to inhumane treatment and torture for over a year.
    The Islamist 'Beatles', also including Mohammed Emwazi (Jihadi John), El Shafee Elsheikh (Jihadi George) and Alexanda Kotey (Jihadi Ringo), are accused of the abduction and brutal execution of foreign hostages including Britons Alan Henning and David Haines and Americans James Wright Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Kassig, all in 2014. (ANSA).


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