5th November, 2019
Turkey captured the sister of dead Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz, a senior Turkish official told Reuters.
The official said the woman is being interrogated. Her husband and daughter-in-law were also detained.
Rasmiya Awad, 65, was arrested in a raid near Azaz, the official said, referring to a Turkish-controlled Syrian town near the border.
When captured, she was also accompanied by five children.
“We hope to gather a trove of intelligence from Baghdadi’s sister on the inner workings of ISIS,” the official said.