Erdogan mocks Trump after IS leader al-Baghdadi's wife is captured by Turkey: 'We didn't make a fuss about it'

'We caught his wife, but we didn't make a fuss about it', Erdogan said in an apparent swipe at US President Donald Trump


                            Erdogan mocks Trump after IS leader al-Baghdadi's wife is captured by Turkey: 'We didn't make a fuss about it'

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Erdogan made the announcement while delivering a speech in the capital of Ankara on Wednesday but gave no other details. He did not say when or how the woman was captured or identify her by name.

Al-Baghdadi was known to have four wives.

FILE - This Oct. 26, 2019, file image from video released by the Department of Defense, and displayed at a Pentagon briefing, shows U.S. Special Forces, figures at lower right, moving toward compound of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In his last months on the run, al-Baghdadi was agitated, fearful of traitors, sometimes disguised as a shepherd, sometimes hiding underground, always dependent on a shrinking circle of confidants. (Department of Defense via AP, File)

Erdogan's announcement comes just days after Turkish forces captured al-Baghdadi's elder sister, identified as Rasmiya Awad, in northwestern Syria. She was with her husband, daughter-in-law and five children when she was detained.

Erdogan says: "We caught his wife, but we didn't make a fuss about it. I am announcing this today for the first time.

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