Former IS leader’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi wife captured by Turkish forces

India Daily Post: The former-terrorist leader reportedly blew himself up during a raid on his compound by US Special Forces last month.

The wife of the former IS leader who died during a raid on his compound last month has been captured by Turkey, the country’s president has announced.

It comes after US President Donald Trump announced last month that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had killed himself during a raid on his compound in north-west Syria during an operation by his country’s special forces.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the announcement that Turkey had captured the former IS leader’s wife in a speech at Ankara University.

At the same time he criticized the US decision to announce al-Baghdadi’s death, saying: “The United States said Baghdadi killed himself in a tunnel.