Turkey captures wife of dead IS leader al-Baghdadi


"The arrest of Baghdadi's sister is yet another example of the success of our counter-terrorism operations", Fahrettin Altun, Communications Director of the Turkish Presidency, said in a tweet on Tuesday morning. "We captured his wife and we didn't make a fuss, I'm declaring this for the first time".

Turkish authorities have captured sister of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who killed himself after detonating a suicide vest following a raid by the United States troops. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24×7 and NDTV India.

Trump added that Baghdadi committed suicide by detonating a suicide vest inside a tunnel following a two-hour-long gunfight with U.S. forces.

Al-Baghdadi's aide, a Saudi, was killed hours after the raid, also in northwestern Syria, in a United States strike.

The Turkish authorities added, "This incident is a gold mine for intelligence".

Al-Baghdadi was killed in a late-night USA -led airstrike in a compound near the village of Barisha in northwestern Syria on October 26.

Turkish officials said the woman was captured on Monday evening from a trailer in the town located in Aleppo province. The investigators have reportedly started interrogation with Awad, her husband, and her daughter-in-law who were also detained on November 4.

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One Turkish official told Reuters that the arrest of Baghdadi's older sister may help shed light on "the inner workings of ISIS".

He would only move at night, wearing trainers and covering his face, always with around five security men, she said.

"Turkey's fight against terror regardless of its ideology or origin continues unabated".

U.S. support for the YPG, which was a main ally in the fight against Islamic State, has infuriated Turkey.

Turkey is heralding another victory against the Islamic State: the capture of one of former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's wives. The video footage of the raid was released by the Pentagon on October 30, while a DNA test confirmed Baghdadi's identity before he was later buried at sea.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up after US Delta Force commandos entered his hideout in northwestern Syria.

Last week ISIS named Abu Ibrahim Hashimi as its new leader.