Al-Baghdadi’s wife sentenced to death.. Know her identity, her charges, and how to arrest her | News


An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced the wife of the former leader of theIslamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Months after she was arrested outside the country along with others.

The Supreme Judicial Council said in a statement that the Karkh Criminal Court issued a death sentence against al-Baghdadi’s wife on charges of working with ISIS and detaining Yazidi women in her home.

The council added that al-Baghdadi’s wife had detained Yazidi women in her home, and subsequently kidnapped them by ISIS elements in Sinjar district, west of Nineveh Governorate in northern Iraq, noting that “the verdict against her was issued in accordance with the provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Law.”

It is noteworthy that the Iraqi judicial authorities announced last February the interrogation of members of al-Baghdadi’s “family” after their repatriation from outside Iraq.

A judicial source – who refused to reveal his identity – said that Al-Baghdadi’s wife, who was sentenced to death, was previously handed over to Iraq from Türkiye.

A judicial source told Agence France-Presse that the convict is Asma Fawzi Mohammed al-Kubaisi, one of al-Baghdadi’s wives.

The source revealed that the Iraqi intelligence service recovered Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s wife and children in cooperation with the Turkish authorities.

In November 2019, Turkey announced the arrest of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s widow and daughter, along with 9 other people. Turkish media reported at the time that the wife’s name was Asma Fawzi Muhammad al-Kubaisi.

Over the past years, the Iraqi judiciary has issued hundreds of death sentences and life imprisonment sentences against members of “terrorist organizations.”

Among those convicted are more than 500 foreign men and women convicted of joining ISIS.

Decline stage

ISIS controlled large areas of Iraq and Syria for years, extending its influence over important cities, such as Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, but it suffered successive defeats in Iraq and Syria, until it was stripped of all areas under its control in 2019.

Iraq declared victory over the organization in late 2017, but it still retains some cells in remote areas in the north of the country that launch attacks against the army and security forces from time to time.

It is noteworthy that Washington announced in October 2019 that its forces killed al-Baghdadi in an operation carried out in northwestern Syria, about 5 years after he was declared the caliph of what was then called the “Islamic State”, which controlled large areas of Syria and Iraq for years.

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