Turkish forces have captured Rasmiya Awad, the elder sister of slain ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a northwestern Syria raid.
Fahrettin Altun, Communications Director for the Republic of Turkey, tweeted this statement:
Turkey's fight against terror regardless of its ideology or origin continues unabated.
The arrest of al-Baghdadi's sister is yet another example of the success of our counter-terrorism operations.
— Fahrettin Altun (@fahrettinaltun) November 4, 2019
Can you just imagine what she’s saying about him?
“Yes, Abu was always a brat. Never did a thing he was told…threw tantrums every time it was his turn to water the goats. He was Mother’s favorite, though. I once caught him trying on her burqa!”
Awad might be more than a 65-year-old tattletale. She is suspected of having a personal affiliation with the terrorist organization. Well, it is a family business, after all. Her husband and daughter-in-law also were detained and are being interrogated.
Bonus! Group discount!
The family, including Awad’s five grandchildren, was living in a trailer container near the town of Azaz, which is located in what is now known as the Euphrates Shield zone.
An unnamed high-ranking Turkish official said:
Officials are calling this “an intelligence gold mine” and have obtained a wealth of helpful information. How unusual. Raids on trailer homes – at least in the United States – do not often yield a great deal of that particular resource.
Have a look at this news report on Awad’s capture: