Mumbai: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Qurayshi was the Iraqi-born leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Al-Baghdadi reportedly killed himself after running into a dead-end tunnel during a US military raid in northwest Syria says the President of the United States.
After this operation, Turkey claims that they have caught the former ISIS chief Baghdadi’s wife.
While giving a speech in the capital of Ankara he claims this and refuses to give any details about when and how did they catch her.
“We caught his wife, but we didn’t make a fuss about it. I am announcing this today for the first time,” Erdogan said and criticized the US for “communications campaign” about Baghdadi’s slaying.
As per Islamic law, Al-Baghdadi had four wives which is the highest number he can have at one time. However, not much is known about them.
One of Baghdadi’s ex-wives, Saja al-Dulaimi, was arrested in Lebanon in 2014 and was freed a year later in a prisoner swap with al-Qaida. She had left al-Baghdadi in 2009 while pregnant with his daughter. At one point, al-Baghdadi was also believed to have married a German teenager in 2015 but she was reported to have fled a year later. His first wife was Asma Fawzi Al Qubaisi, who was his cousin and the mother of his five eldest children: Hufaiza, Omayma, Yaman, Hasan, and Fatima. The second was Israa Rajab Mahal Al Qaisi.
The two wives of Baghdadi were killed during the raid US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says and also the operation received some vital tips from Baghdadi’s wife.
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