FILE – In this Friday, March 30, 2018, file photo, Alexanda Amon Kotey, allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed “The Beatles,” speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at a security center in Kobani, Syria. Kotey, one of two British nationals charged with joining with the Islamic State group and conspiring to torture and behead American and European hostages in Syria, is scheduled to plead guilty to criminal charges, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)