Days after ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was cornered and killed by the US Army in a military operation in Syria, Turkey has claimed that it has captured the elder sister of the terrorist near Azaz, a town in Syria.
As per the official who publicised the news, Baghdadi’s sister Rasmiya Awad was accompanied by her husband, daughter in law and five children. The official further said that her arrest is “gold mine” of intelligence for the world fighting against terrorism.
“What she knows about (IS) can significantly expand our understanding of the group and help us catch more bad guys,” the official said.
As of now, Rasmiya and other adults are being interrogated by Turkish forces. To note, the region from where she was purportedly captured is administered by Turkey.
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Trump Announced Baghdadi’s Death On October 27
Last month, US President, Donald Trump, had announced the death of ISIS chief in a military operating mastered by US military. Trump said Baghdadi, was “whimpering and crying and screaming” after being cornered by miliary dogs and finally blew himself up with his three children.
“The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread, terrified of the American forces bearing down on him,” Trump had said.
Baghdadi who claimed to be a “caliph” had conducted multiple terrorist attacks across the globe and controlled large areas of Iraq and Syria.
ISIS Already Has A New Chief
Post-Baghdadai’s death, ISIS crowned Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi as the new ISIS chief and also released an audio threating “US to not rejoice”.
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“Don’t you know America that the state (IS) today is at the doorstep of Europe and is in Central Africa? It is also expanding and remaining from east to west,” the speaker in the audio said.