Erdogan says Turkey has captured slain IS leader al-Baghdadi's wife

The former Islamic State leader Al-Baghdadi was known to have four wives.

Published: 06th November 2019 06:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th November 2019 06:40 PM   |  A+A-


Slain Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (Photo | AFP)

By Associated Press

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Erdogan made the announcement while delivering a speech in the capital of Ankara on Wednesday but gave no other details. He did not say when or how the woman was captured or identify her by name.

READ| Turkey says it captured slain IS leader Baghdadi's sister in Syria

Al-Baghdadi was known to have four wives.

Erdogan's announcement comes just days after Turkish forces captured al-Baghdadi's elder sister, identified as Rasmiya Awad, in northwestern Syria. She was with her husband, daughter-in-law and five children when she was detained.

Erdogan says: "We caught his wife, but we didn't make a fuss about it. I am announcing this today for the first time."

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