- Information about site came from fellow jihadis who were part of ‘Beatles’ gang
- Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, the informants, were captured in eastern Syria last month
The US team are examining a site near Raqqa to see if it contains the remains of the victims by Mohammed Emwazi, the famous masked murderer known as Jihadi John, who was filmed killing multiple Westerners in sickening Isis propaganda films.
According to CNN, the location was gathered from the revelation of two British ISIS fighters who were captured in eastern Syria last month.
Like Emwazi, the informants, Alexanda Kotey, 34, and El Shafee Elsheikh, 29, were part of the known “Beatles” terror cell due to their distinctive British accents.
Emwazi was killed in a US airstrike in Syria in 2015. US intelligence has long suspected a general location of the mass grave site but had not been able to send US personnel on a search without more specific details and because there was fierce fighting in the area until recently.