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.