Wed Nov 6, 2019, 12:28 PM

Erdogan: Turkish Forces Captured Wife Of al-Baghdadi

By Nicholas Sakelaris

Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Turkey captured the wife of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria a day after capturing his sister and her family, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.

The woman was not identified. Baghdadi is believed to have had multiple wives. Erdogan mocked the way President Donald Trump publicized the death of al-Baghdadi, who blew himself up when cornered in a dead-end tunnel by U.S. forces last month.

"The U.S. said that Baghdadi killed himself in a tunnel and started a serious PR campaign," Erdogan said. "We captured his wife and we didn't make a fuss, I'm declaring this for the first time. Similarly, we caught his sister and brother-in-law in Syria. We will continue our work in this regard."

Erdogan spoke at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of Ankara University's theology facility.

"A careful analysis of those who exploit Islam to carry out terrorist activities will show that they are actually enemies of Islam," Erdogan said. "Western powers, which shamelessly use the term 'Islamic terror' should look in the mirror first. If you're looking for terrorists, you have them."


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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:28 PM

1. ''We captured his wife and we didn't make a fuss''...says the guy bragging about capturing his wife.

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