Sister of Slain ISIS Leader Baghdadi Captured, Turkey Claims

The sister of killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been captured in northern Syria, according to Turkish officials. Turkey says that it is now interrogating Rasmiya Awad, 65, as well as her husband and daughter-in-law, who were also captured.

She was also with five children. “We hope to gather a trove of intelligence from Baghdadi’s sister on the inner workings of ISIS,” an unnamed Turkish official told Reuters.

Awad was reportedly captured Monday during a raid near the Turkish-controlled town of Azaz. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director, Fahrettin Altun, wrote on Twitter, “The arrest of al-Baghdadi’s sister is yet another example of the success of our counterterrorism operations.” Reuters hasn’t been able to confirm the detainee is Baghdadi’s sister.

Source: Turkey captures sister of dead IS leader in Syria: Turkish officials – Reuters

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