ISIS widow who enslaved women to be raped by Muslim terrorists helped CIA hunt for al-Baghdadi
The captured widow of an ISIS terrorist helped the CIA in its hunt for the terror group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
In an interview with The Guardian, Nisrine Assad Ibrahim — also known as Umm Sayyaf — claimed ‘not to have played a willing part’ in the kidnapping of US aid worker Kayla Mueller, who was held captive and repeatedly raped by al-Baghdadi, at her home.
Mueller, who fell into ISIS captivity after traveling to Syria to help the war-ravaged country, also spent time in Israel, allying herself with Muslim terrorists and anti-Israel organizations, before her death in Raqqa in February 2015.
Umm Sayyaf was arrested by US special forces during a raid in the ISIS-held Syrian city of Deir Ezzor in May 2015, during which her terrorist husband Abu Sayaff was eliminated.
During her detention, the 29-year-old jihadist helped the CIA and Kurdish intelligence gain a detailed overview of the terrorist supremo’s hideouts and networks, investigators told the daily.
A year after her capture, she helped the US forces with maps and photographs and even pinpointed a building in Mosul al-Baghdadi could be in.
But the US military – who later said he probably was there – did not bomb the house for fear of civilian casualties and due to heavy air traffic, Kurdish officials claimed.
“I told them where the house was,” said Umm Sayyaf. “I knew he’d been there because it was one of the houses that was provided for him, and one of the places he liked the most.”
She said of the Americans: ‘They were very polite and wore civilian clothes. I showed them everything I knew.’
Speaking about Baghdadi, she said: “He visited us often in Syria. Before we moved to Omar, we lived in a house in Shadadah”.
It was there that US aid worker Mueller was held for a month in late 2014, along with up to nine Yazidi women and girls who were captured in August that year and enslaved by ISIS.
Umm Sayyaf faces the death penalty after a court ruling in Erbil, Iraq, where she is being held by Kurdish intelligence.
But Lebanese-British ‘human rights lawyer’ – and wife to George Clooney – Amal Clooney called last month for Umm Sayyaf to be transferred to the US to face justice for her crimes against women – including those against Iraq’s Yazidi minority and Mueller.