Wife of killed Isis personality Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi captured, says Turkey

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A lady married to a slain Islamic State personality Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been prisoner and is in Turkish custody, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said.

Erdoğan done a proclamation during a debate in Ankara on Wednesday though did not yield any serve details. “The United States pronounced Baghdadi killed himself in a tunnel,” Erdogan said, criticising a US for a “communications campaign” over a jihadist’s death.

“But, we am announcing it here for a initial time: we prisoner his mother and didn’t make a bitch like them. Similarly, we also prisoner his sister and brother-in-law in Syria.”

It is not transparent when or how a unclear lady was arrested by Turkish forces, though Ankara pronounced progressing this week it had prisoner several of a jihadist’s relatives, including his elder sister Rasmiya Awad, in a northern Syrian city of Azaz, in Aleppo province.

The Isis personality blew himself and 3 children adult in a hovel after US special army entered his heavily-fortified devalue in Syria’s Idlib province during a raid on 26 October.

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, says Turkey has prisoner a wife, sister and brother-in-law of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Anadolu Agency around Getty Images

According to Baghdadi’s brother-in-law Muhammad Ali Sajid, who is in Iraqi custody, he had 4 wives when he final met him in a summer of 2018 – a limit authorised underneath Islamic law. It is not transparent if any of his wives were benefaction during a US attack.

One of a women is an Iraqi famous as Nour, a daughter of one of his aides. At one point, Baghdadi was also believed to be married to a German teenager, though she was reported to have fled his residence in 2016.

Ex-wife Saja al-Dulaimi, an Iraqi national, also left him in 2009 while pregnant. She was arrested in Lebanon in 2014 and liberated a year after in an al-Qaida prisoner swap.

Awad was reportedly arrested in a trailer on Monday in a partial of north-west Syria underneath Turkish control, along with her husband, daughter-in-law and 5 children.

Turkish officials explain she possesses profitable comprehension per Isis operations. It was not immediately transparent if her constraint constructed comprehension that led to a constraint of a unclear wife.

The US raid on Baghdadi’s devalue was a vital blow to a nonconformist group, that lost control of a final slivers of domain in Syria in Mar this year.

Isis has given announced Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi as Baghdadi’s successor, though small is famous about him. Intelligence officials trust a name is a nom de guerre

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