“We hope to assemble a trove of intelligence from Baghdadi’s sister,” officers mentioned.
Turkey captured the sister of useless ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Monday within the northern Syrian city of Azaz, a senior Turkish official informed Reuters, and is interrogating her husband and daughter-in-law who had been additionally detained.
Rasmiya Awad, 65, was detained in a raid close to Azaz, the official mentioned, referring to a Turkish-controlled Syrian city close to the border
When captured, she was additionally accompanied by 5 youngsters.”We hope to assemble a trove of intelligence from Baghdadi’s sister on the interior workings of ISIS,” the official mentioned.
Little impartial data is obtainable on Baghdadi’s sister and Reuters was not instantly in a position to confirm if the captured particular person was her. Baghdadi killed himself final month when cornered in a tunnel throughout a raid by U.S particular forces in northwestern Syria
ISIS, in an audio tape posted on-line on Thursday, confirmed that its chief had died and vowed revenge towards the USA.
Baghdadi had risen from obscurity to steer ISIS and declare himself “caliph” of all Muslims, holding sway over big areas of Iraq and Syria from 2014-2017 earlier than ISIS management was wrested away by U.S.-led coalition forces together with Iraqis and Syrian Kurds.
A senior US official final week mentioned Washington was wanting on the new chief to find out the place he got here from.
World leaders welcomed his demise, however they and safety specialists warned that the group, which carried out atrocities towards non secular minorities and horrified most Muslims, remained a safety risk in Syria and past.
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