Istanbul: Turkey detains sister of recently killed ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
According to the British Broadcasting Agency, 65-year-old Rasmiya Awad, sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was arrested on Monday night.
Abubakar al-Baghdadi’s sister is reported to have been arrested from the Syrian city of Aleppo, which is now under Turkish control after last month’s operation.
Turkish authorities say the arrest of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s sister could be a source of more information about ISIS.
Talking to a foreign news agency Reuters, a Turkish official said the arrest of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s older sister could help to understand the way ISIS operates.
Another Turkish official added that Baghdadi’s sister was caught in a trawler where she was living with her husband and children, Rasmiya Awad is being investigated for information related ti ISIS.
Baghdadi’s sister can be an effective source of intelligence, Turkish officials say.
According to the British agency, the New York Times reports that Abu Bakr Baghdadi has several brothers, but it is unclear whether they are still alive or not.
It is noteworthy that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed himself during a suicide attack last month by US special forces in northwestern Syria.
US President Trump October 27 announced the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a press conference in the White House.