An undated handout photo showing a 65-year-old woman known as Rasmiya Awad, sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photo: AP

Turkey says it has captured sister of dead Isis leader

  • Her knowledge ‘can significantly expand our understanding of the group’ and ‘help Turkey to better protect itself and the rest of Europe from terrorists’
  • Turkish forces ‘arrested her, her husband, her daughter-in law, and her five grandchildren’, said an unnamed senior official
Topic |   Turkey

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An undated handout photo showing a 65-year-old woman known as Rasmiya Awad, sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photo: AP
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Islamic State fighters in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armoured vehicle in 2014. Photo: AP

Who’s the Baghdadi now: after US special forces hunted down Isis leader, who will take his place in Southeast Asia’s terror groups?

  • US special forces may have bagged his body, but the virulent ideology of the Islamic State leader lives on in the disparate groups of militants he inspired
  • Among them are the many female militants in Southeast Asia, to whom he ‘gave agency’
Topic |   Islamic State

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Islamic State fighters in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armoured vehicle in 2014. Photo: AP
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