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Turkey arrests wife of Daesh commander

The private DHA news agency reported the woman had used a fake passport

Gulf News

Istanbul: Turkey’s official news agency says authorities have arrested the wife of Abu Omar Al Shishani, a top commander of Daesh killed two years ago.

Anadolu news agency reported late Thursday four people were formally arrested in Istanbul for alleged links to Daesh following their detention in a counter-terror operation earlier in July. Among them was Seda D., married to the infamous red-bearded Georgian national known by his nom de guerre “Omar the Chechen” in Arabic.

The private DHA news agency reported the woman had used a fake passport. The report said she has two sons.

Al Shishani — born Tarkhan Batirashvili — was the “minister of war” for Daesh and appeared on many videos. US military said he was killed in Iraq in July 2016 during an air strike.

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