ISIS Leader's German Wife on the Run
Mon, February 29, 2016
Leader of the Islamic State and self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Photo: Screenshot)
The German wife of Islamic State leader and self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is said to have fled, according to The Jerusalem Post. He has reportedly appointed a special task force to look for her, with orders to arrest her.
Diane Kruger allegedly fled Islamic State territory with the help of two girls who accompanied her. Prior to that, she was reportedly head of the Islamic State women’s department and headed a training camp for female suicide bombers.
Baghdadi reportedly married Kruger in spring 2015.
It is not known how many wives Baghdadi has. Another of his wives, Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, was charged with complicity in the murder of American aid worker Kayla Mueller. Mueller was kidnapped by the Islamic State and forced to be a sex-slave by Baghdadi, who raped and tortured her. She was killed in captivity.
Baher is in custody in Iraq and faces life imprisonment.
Another of his wives, Saja al-Dulaimi, was released in a prisoner swap at the end of 2015 as this video explains: