Four relatives of slain ISIS chief Baghdadi arrested in Turkey
Turkish police has arrested 25 close relatives of former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an operation based in Turkey's central Anatolian province of Kırşehir, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Saturday.
Four out of the 25 detainees were arrested on terrorism charges by the court they were referred to, while the remaining 21, including two minors, were sent to the Kırşehir governorate to be processed at a repatriation centre.
The operation based in Kırşehir covered three other Turkish provinces, northern Ordu, Samsun in Black Sea and Şanlıurfa in southeast Turkey.
Baghdadi had been killed on Oct. 26 in a U.S. special forces operation in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, just 5 km from the Turkish border.
Turkey announced the capture of Baghdadi's sister, her husband and daughter-in-law last week, while President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said one of Baghdadi’s wives had been captured. An unnamed Turkish official told Agence France-Presse that she had been captured in June 2018 within Turkey’s borders.