Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Sister Captured by Turkish Authorities

Rasmiya Awad and Her Husband Were Arrested in Aleppo

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Sister Captured by Turkish Authorities
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Sister Captured by Turkish Authorities

Turkey has announced that it has captured the elder sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the slain leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).

According to a statement by a senior Turkish official, 65-year-old Rasmiya Awad was captured during a raid in Aleppo, northwestern Syria

Also captured in the operation were Awad’s husband, daughter-in-law and five children. The family was living in a trailer container in the town of Azaz.

The official said the adults are currently being interrogated by the authorities. “This kind of thing is an intelligence gold mine. What she knows about (ISIL) can significantly expand our understanding of the group and help us catch more bad guys,” he said.

According to a statement released by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director, the arrest of the woman demonstrates Turkey’s commitment to fighting terrorism.

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