Sister of killed Isis personality captured, says Turkish official

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Turkey claims to have prisoner a sister of killed Isis personality Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and is interrogating her and her father and daughter-in-law, who were also detained.

A comparison Turkish central told Reuters that Rasmiya Awad, 65, was seized on Monday during a raid nearby a Turkish-controlled northern Syrian city of Azaz. When captured, she was also accompanied by 5 children.

“We wish to accumulate a trove of comprehension from Baghdadi’s sister on a middle workings of Isis,” a central said.

Picture supposing by Turkish officials of who they contend is Rasmiya Awad, a sister of slain Isis personality Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photograph: Turkish Security Officials/Reuters

Little eccentric information is accessible on Baghdadi’s sister and Reuters was not immediately means to establish if a prisoner particular was her.

Fahrettin Altun, a communications executive of Turkish boss Tayyip Erdoğan, called a detain “yet another instance of a success of a counter-terrorism operations”.

“Our integrity to move probity to those who find to scare a people and destabilize a segment can't be questioned,” he wrote on Twitter. “We have been heading in a quarrel opposite terrorism in all a forms.”

Baghdadi killed himself final month when cornered in a hovel during a raid by US special army in north-western Syria. Isis reliable in an audio fasten posted online on Thursday that a personality had died and vowed punish opposite a US.

Baghdadi had risen from shade to lead a ultra-hardline organisation and announce himself “caliph” of all Muslims, holding lean over outrageous areas of Iraq and Syria from 2014 to 2017 before control was wrested divided by US-led bloc army including Iraqis and Syrian Kurds.

Isis pronounced a inheritor to Baghdadi identified as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi had been appointed. A comparison US central final week pronounced Washington was looking during a new personality to establish where he came from.

World leaders welcomed Baghdadi’s death, though they and confidence experts warned that a group, that carried out atrocities opposite eremite minorities and frightened many Muslims, remained a confidence hazard in Syria and beyond.

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