Al-Baghdadi’s sister captured by Turkey, official says

Al-Baghdadi’s sister captured by Turkey, official says

(*)(**)Turkey has captured a sister of(***) the dead Islamic State militant group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi(****), a senior Turkish official said Tuesday.(*****)(**)The detention Monday in northern Syria was “another example of the success of Turkey’s counterterrorism operation,” President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director, Fahrettin Altun, said in a statement.(*****)(**)”Our determination to bring justice to those who seek to terrorize our people and destabilize our region cannot be questioned,” he added.(*****)(******)(**)Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings.(*****)(*******)(********)(*********)(**)Al-Baghdadi, the world’s most wanted terrorist, (**********)was killed Oct. (***************************************) in a U.S.-led raid in northwestern Syria(****), President Donald Trump announced Sunday.(*****)(**)Earlier, Reuters reported that Rasmiya Awad, (***********************************), had been captured in a raid near Azaz, Syria. Azaz is in a Turkish-controlled town near the border.(*****)(**)She was accompanied by five children when captured, Reuters reported, sourcing an unnamed official.(*****)(**)”We hope to gather a trove of intelligence from Baghdadi’s sister on the inner workings of ISIS,” the official told Reuters.(*****)(**)Little independent information is available on Baghdadi’s sister and NBC News was not immediately able to verify if the captured individual is her.(*****)(**)Altun, meanwhile, said the woman’s capture was evidence of Turkey’s determination to fight ISIS.(*****)(**)”Much dark propaganda against Turkey has been circulating to raise doubts about our resolve against Daesh,” Altun wrote on Twitter, using another name for ISIS.(*****)(*******)(*)(*)(**)(***********)(************)(*************)(**************)(***************)(****************)(*****************)F. Brinley Bruton (****************)(******************)(*******************)(*****************)(****************)(****)(********************)(*****************)(****************)(****)(****************)(*****)(**)F. Brinley Bruton is senior editor in charge of NBC News Digital’s London bureau. (*****)(*******)(*)(**)(*********************)(****************)(*****************)Aziz Akyavas (****************)(******************)(****************)(*****)(**)Aziz Akyavas is an NBC News Producer based in Istanbul, Turkey. (*****)(*******)(*******)(**********************)(***********************)Read More(****)

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