Iraqi Federal Police have captured the cousin of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Daesh terrorist group, local media said Sunday.
The Daesh leader’s relative was captured after an intelligence tip-off in Mosul’s western Josaq district, which had recently been retaken from terrorists, the Al Sumaria channel reported, citing its own sources.
Iraq’s Federal Police, a militarized Interior Ministry unit, is taking part in the operation to liberate Mosul from Daesh alongside the Iraqi military and militia groups. Al Sumaria provided footage of uniformed people escorting a man with an orange beard, with one officer stating that the man is “the son of Baghdadi’s uncle.”
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