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Turkey has captured wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, says President Erdogan

Turkey President Erdogan said the wife of the slain leader of IS group has been captured by Turkey. However, he did not give many details. 


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Erdogan was speaking at an event in the capital Ankara.  However, he did not elaborate more on it. He did not say when or how the woman was captured or identify her by name. Reportedly, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi had 4 wives.

Erdogan criticising the US government for turning the Killing of terrorist outfit ISIS head Baghdadi into a “PR campaign”. “We caught his wife, but we didn’t make a fuss about it. I am announcing this today for the first time,” Erdogan said.

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The IS leader blew himself up during an Oct. 26 raid by U.S. special forces in the Syrian province of Idlib.

Erdogan’s announcement comes just days after Turkish forces captured Al-Baghdadi’s elder sister, identified as Rasmiya Awad, in the town of Azaz, in Aleppo province in northwestern Syria.

The area is part of the region administered by Turkey after it carried out military incursions to chase away IS militants and Kurdish fighters, starting in 2016. Allied Syrian groups manage the area known as the Euphrates Shield zone.

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