Turkey has captured a sister of the lifeless Islamic Condition militant team chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a senior Turkish official stated Tuesday.
The detention Monday in northern Syria was “an additional example of the results of Turkey’s counterterrorism procedure,” President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director, Fahrettin Altun, explained in a assertion.
“Our dedication to deliver justice to these who find to terrorize our people today and destabilize our region can’t be questioned,” he added.
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Al-Baghdadi, the world’s most preferred terrorist, was killed Oct. 26 in a U.S.-led raid in northwestern Syria, President Donald Trump announced Sunday.
Previously, Reuters described that Rasmiya Awad, 65, had been captured in a raid around Azaz, Syria. Azaz is in a Turkish-controlled town near the border.
She was accompanied by 5 kids when captured, Reuters documented, sourcing an unnamed official.
“We hope to gather a trove of intelligence from Baghdadi’s sister on the inner workings of ISIS,” the formal informed Reuters.
Minimal independent info is offered on Baghdadi’s sister and NBC News was not straight away in a position to validate if the captured specific is her.
Altun, in the meantime, mentioned the woman’s capture was evidence of Turkey’s perseverance to combat ISIS.
“A great deal dark propaganda towards Turkey has been circulating to increase doubts about our take care of versus Daesh,” Altun wrote on Twitter, making use of one more name for ISIS.
Aziz Akyavas is an NBC News Producer centered in Istanbul, Turkey.