Ankara confirms it captured sister of ISIS leader

Ankara confirms it captured sister of ISIS leader

Turkish forces in northern Syria have detained a sister of  ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (the terrorist group banned in Russia), who was killed in a U.S. raid, a senior Turkish official said.

"Turkey has captured Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's sister" in a raid near the town of Azaz, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

He named the woman as Rasmiya Awad, and said she was born in 1954. The woman was accompanied by her husband, her daughter-in-law and five children.

"The three adults are being interrogated at this time", the AFP cited the official as saying.

He added that the arrest could be "an intelligence gold mine."

"What she knows about ISIS can significantly expand our understanding of the group", help us catch more members and "help Turkey to better protect itself and the rest of Europe from terrorists", he said.


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