Baghdadi’s wife revealed IS group secrets after capture Nov 08, 2019 0 1075 12345 AFPIstanbulThe wife of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi revealed “a lot of information” about the jihadist group’s “inner workings” after she was captured last year, a Turkish official said.The official said that Baghdadi’s spouse identified herself as Rania Mahmoud but was in fact Asma Fawzi Muhammad Al-Qubaysi.She was said to be the “first wife” of the IS leader, who was killed in a US special forces raid in Syria last month.The woman was arrested on June 2, 2018 in the province of Hatay, near the Syrian border, along with 10 others, including Baghdadi’s daughter, who identified herself as Leila Jabeer.The official said the family links were confirmed using a DNA sample of Baghdadi provided by Iraqi authorities.“We discovered (the wife’s) real identity pretty quickly. At that point, she volunteered a lot of information about Baghdadi and the inner workings of ISIS,” the official said.“We were able to confirm a lot of things that we already knew. We also obtained new information that led to a series of arrests elsewhere.”President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed for the first time on Wednesday that she had been detained.“We caught his wife -- I say this today for the first time -- but we didn’t make a big fuss about it,” Erdogan told a gathering of students in Ankara. He confirmed that Turkey had also captured Baghdadi’s sister and brother-in-law. Erdogan took a swipe at the United States for making a big deal of Baghdadi’s killing, saying: “They started a very big communication operation.”The IS leader was killed in a US special forces raid carried out with the help of Kurdish fighters in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, just across the border from Turkey.According to the US account, Baghdadi ran into a dead-end tunnel in his hideout and detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and two children.The raid came in the wake of a Turkish military offensive against the Kurds, who have been a close ally of the West in the fight against IS, but are viewed as terrorists by Ankara. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in new stepback from deal Nov 08, 2019 0 112 Students take to Lebanon streets as protests grow Nov 08, 2019 0 81 Kuwaitis protest: New political crisis on the horizon? Nov 08, 2019 0 78 37 killed in Burkina Faso’s deadliest attack in five years AFP Ouagadougou An ambush on a convoy transporting employees of a Canadian mining company in Burkina Faso killed 37 people on Wednesday, the deadliest attack in nearly five years of jihadist violence in the West African .. Ten Nigerian troops killed in militant ambush, say military sources Kano: At least 10 Nigerian soldiers have been killed and nine severely injured in an ambush by jihadists in restive northeast Nigeria, military sources said on Thursday. Another 12 soldiers were missing after a column of .. Congo’s ‘Terminator’ gets harshest ever ICC sentence The Hague: The International Criminal Court sentenced Congolese rebel chief Bosco “Terminator” Ntaganda to 30 years in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity on Thursday, the highest ever penalty issued by the .. 13 people killed in attack on northern Kenya villages Mombasa: Thirteen people were killed in northern Kenya during an armed attack on two villages, a senior government official told dpa on Wednesday. Marsabit County Commissioner Evans Achoki said that 10 people - .. Protest-hit Lebanon’s financial prosecutor orders graft probes Beirut: Lebanon’s financial prosecutor on Thursday ordered sweeping investigations into suspected corruption and waste of public funds by senior officials, the state National News Agency reported. The move comes as .. Iraqi protesters force key port to close, hours after it reopened DPA Basra Anti-government protests in Iraq forced a major trade port to close on Thursday, just a few hours after it reopened, according to witnesses. Earlier on Thursday, trucks loaded with goods began entering the port .. 6 killed in rebel attack in Yemen’s Mokha Abu Dhabi: Six people, including four civilians, were killed in an attack by Yemeni rebels on a military base in the Red Sea coastal town of Mokha, medical sources said on Thursday. The strike also damaged a hospital run by ..