An Isis fighter has spoken out about his time as a hostage-keeper while part of the terror group dubbed The Beatles.
Alexanda Kotey, who was raised in the UK, listed some of the hostages including US citizen James Foley, who was beheaded in 2014.
He has been detained by Kurdish authorities since January last year and has now publicly confessed to helping to arrange a terror plot in west London, ITV News reported.
He gave instructions to fellow Isis fighter Tarik Hassane, ITV said, regarding a weapon to be used in a plot which identified Shepherds Bush police station and the Parachute Regiment Territorial Army Barracks at White City as possible targets.
Speaking about western hostages held, he told the broadcaster: There was no dialogue specifically… detail, generally speak about Islam, speak about politics if there was ever… opportunity to speak.
Kotey claimed he joined IS as a regular fighter, then it was indirectly introduced to us that there was prisoners within the Islamic State, they have taken western prisoners.
He said he was told to get email addresses from the hostages to open communication with their relatives.
Kotey said: Any responses would come back sometimes like proof of life questions, questions that only the prisoner himself would be able to answer.
Hassane was given a life sentence in 2016 for plotting to kill soldiers, police officers and civilians in a series of Islamic State-inspired drive-by shootings.