Turkey captured dead IS leader Baghdadi's wife: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey has captured Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's sister and wife in Syria, a week after the Islamic State leader was killed in a US operation.

Mr Erdogan said that Baghdadi's brother-in-law had also been apprehended.

It comes just a day after Turkish officials claimed that Turkish forces had captured Rasmiya Awad, 65, one of Baghdadi's sisters along with her husband and daughter-in-law in the town of Azaz, just over the border from Turkey.

Mr Erdogan did not go into any details about the operations.

"The United States said Baghdadi killed himself in a tunnel. They started a communication campaign about this," he said in a Wednesday speech at Ankara University.

"But, I am announcing it here for the first time: We captured his wife and didn't make a fuss like them. Similarly, we also captured his sister and brother in law in Syria."

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