WASHINGTON (AP) — An American woman whose son was killed by the Islamic State is hopeful that the transfer to U.S. custody of two British militants means the men will finally face criminal charges.

Diane Foley says she would like to see the men charged in the United States for their involvement with the Islamic State cell that killed Western hostages, including her son, James.

Foley says Attorney General William Barr has told her he wanted to see them held accountable.

Militants El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey were transferred to U.S. custody as Turkey invaded Syria to attack Kurds who have battling the Islamic State alongside American forces.

The two were among a cell dubbed "the Beatles" by some of their victims because of their British accents.

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