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US News Sister of slain ISIS leader Baghdadi arrested in intelligence 'gold mine,' Turkey says

02:25  05 november  2019
02:25  05 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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The older sister of the slain leader of Islamic State ( ISIS ), Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi ,has been captured in northwestern Syria during a raid on Monday, according to a senior Turkish official who called the arrest an intelligence " gold mine ." Rasmiya Awad, 65, is suspected of being affiliated with the

Authorities have called the arrest "an intelligence gold mine ," and hope to Turkey has captured the elder sister of Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi , the slain leader of the "Islamic Azaz is a town in a region that is administered by Turkey . Allied Syrian forces manage the area, known as the Euphrates Shield zone.

The older sister of the slain leader of Islamic State (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi , has been captured in northwestern Syria during a raid on Monday, according to a senior Turkish official who called the arrest an intelligence "gold mine."

Rasmiya Awad, 65, is suspected of being affiliated with the extremist group, the Turkish official said without elaboration.

Rasmiya Awad, believed to be the sister of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was captured on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz by Turkish security officials, is seen in an unknown location in an undated picture provided by Turkish security officials. Turkish Security Officials/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. © Thomson Reuters Rasmiya Awad, believed to be the sister of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was captured on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz by Turkish security officials, is seen in an unknown location in an undated picture provided by Turkish security officials. Turkish Security Officials/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

"This kind of thing is an intelligence gold mine,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with government protocols. “What she knows about [ISIS] can significantly expand our understanding of the group and help us catch more bad guys."

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Turkey captures slain ISIS chief Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi 's older sister amid hopes she will be an ' intelligence goldmine ' after being found living in a TRAILER in Turkey clams it has captured the sister of slain ISIS leader Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi and that her arrest is an intelligence ' gold mine '.

A senior Turkish official says Turkey has captured the older sister of the slain leader of the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria, calling the arrest an In his last months on the run, al- Baghdadi was agitated, fearful of traitors, sometimes disguised as a shepherd, sometimes hiding underground

Awad was captured in a raid Monday evening at a trailer container in which she was living with her family near Azaz, in Aleppo Province. That's part of the region administered by Turkey after it carried out a military incursion to chase away ISIS militants and Kurdish fighters.

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Awad was with her husband, daughter-in-law and five children at the time of the capture, the official said, adding that the adults are being interrogated.

Last month, Awad’s brother, Baghdadi, an Iraqi from Samarra, was killed in a raid by U.S. troops at an ISIS compound in the nearby Syrian province of Idlib. Video footage of the raid was released on Wednesday by the Pentagon.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi has been named as the new leader of ISIS; Lucas Tomlinson reports from the Pentagon. © FoxNews.com Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi has been named as the new leader of ISIS; Lucas Tomlinson reports from the Pentagon.

A DNA test confirmed Baghdadi’s identity before he was later buried at sea, President Trump said last week.

The raid was a big blow to the terror group, which has lost territories it held in Syria and Iraq in a series of military defeats by the U.S-led coalition and Iraqi and Syrian allies.

A woman, believed to be the daughter-in-law of Rasmiya Awad, sister of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was captured on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz by Turkish security officials, is seen in an unknown location in an undated picture provided by Turkish security officials. Turkish Security Officials/Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. © Thomson Reuters A woman, believed to be the daughter-in-law of Rasmiya Awad, sister of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was captured on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz by Turkish security officials, is seen in an unknown location in an undated picture provided by Turkish security officials. Turkish Security Officials/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Islamic State spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, considered a potential successor to Baghdadi, was himself killed in northwestern Syria in a separate attack by U.S. forces, a senior State Department official confirmed to Fox News last week.

Baghdadi’s successor was named days later and is said to be a scholar, well-known warrior and “emir of war,” the terrorist group revealed.

Turkey ‘captures sister of killed Islamic State leader’

  Turkey ‘captures sister of killed Islamic State leader’ Little is known about the sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.Little is known about the sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but the Turkish official said the 65-year-old known as Rasmiya Awad is suspected of being affiliated with the extremist group.

The arrest of 65-year-old Rasmiya Awad in northwest Syria was an intelligence " gold mine ", says a Turkish official. Just days after Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was killed in Syria, his older sister has reportedly been captured alive in The adults are being interrogated, the official said .

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — Turkey has captured the older sister of Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi , the leader of the Islamic State who died in an American raid in “‘ Gold mine ’ might be overstating the issue,” he said in an email, “but depending on how much time she spent around Baghdadi , it could be significant.

The compound of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is seen moments before an air strike in the Idlib region of Syria in a still image from video October 26, 2019. Video picture taken October 26, 2019.  U.S. Department of Defense/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. © Thomson Reuters The compound of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is seen moments before an air strike in the Idlib region of Syria in a still image from video October 26, 2019. Video picture taken October 26, 2019. U.S. Department of Defense/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

In audio released by the ISIS central media arm, al-Furgan Foundation, on Thursday, the terrorist group confirmed Baghdadi’s death and named his successor as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayhi.

Not much else is known about his successor or how the group's structure has been affected by the series of jolts.

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